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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Stephen Whitfield, Ross Gillard & Susanne Lorenz, SEE
16:00 - 17:15 Roger Stevens LT18. Campus Map:
The ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy’s 2014 Festival Debate: ‘The future of climate science and policy’
Chair: Jouni Paavola, Professor of Sustainability Research & Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics & Policy , SEE
18:15 - 19:45 Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds
William Young

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

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SRI staff

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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