School of Earth and Environment

Sustainability Research Institute

Who we are

The Sustainability Research Institute conducts internationally recognised, academically excellent and problem-oriented interdisciplinary research and teaching on environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. We draw on various social and natural science disciplines, including ecological economics, environmental economics, political science, policy studies, development studies, business and management, geography, sociology, science and technology studies, ecology, environmental science and soil science in our work. The Sustainability Research Institute is organized into four inter-related research groups:

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SRI / INDEMAND Seminar: Taking LCA Beyond Environmental Impacts: developing a life cycle approach to sustainability assessment
Roland Clift, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Technology, Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey
16:00 - 17:15 8.119, Seminar Rooms 1, 2 & 3, School of Earth and Environment
A Recipe for Disasters: Ensemble Prediction Systems, Uncertainties and the Politics of Adaptation in the European Union
Dr Sebastien Nobert, Ph.D, Lecturer in Environmental Hazards and Risk, Sustainability Research Institute
16:00 - 17:15 8.119, Seminar Rooms 1, 2 & 3, School of Earth and Environment
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The new Directors of SRI, William Young and Jamie Van Alstine, answer your questions.

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SRI celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

The September 2014-15 academic year marks the tenth anniversary of the Sustainability Research Institute. During this time, we will be celebrating the excellence, impacts and achievements of our staff and students (past and present) over the past ten years through a series of exciting events and activities. We will also be looking forward to develop ideas for the next ten years of our work.  

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