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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Climate scientists, climate sceptics: Attempts at moderation between polarised publics
Dr Warren Pearce, Research Fellow, Making Science Public, University of Nottingham
16:00 - 17:15 8.119, Seminar Rooms 1, 2 & 3, School of Earth and Environment.
Integral perspectives on food security in South Africa - a replicable global model?
Prof Michael Rudolph, Director of the Wits Siyakhana Initiative for Ecological Health and Food Security, South Africa
10:00 - 11:00 Business School Maurice Keyworth SR 1.03
William Young

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

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