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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The Sustainability Research Institute’s 10th Anniversary Seminar 'Different perspectives, shared goals - tackling today’s sustainability challenges through interdisciplinary and cross sector working'&a
Jonathon Porritt. Julian Walker-Palin, Dr Alice Owen, See below
16:30 - 19:00 Clothworkers Concert Hall, School of Music, Cavendish Road.
SRI / CCCEP Seminar: Planetary boundaries related to the global human appropriation of net primary production
Helmut Haberl, Director, Institute of Social Ecology Vienna (SEC), Alpen-Adria Universitaet (AAU)
16:00 - 17:15 8.119, Seminar Rooms 1, 2 & 3, School of Earth and Environment
William Young

The new Directors of SRI, William Young and Jamie Van Alstine, answer your questions.

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