Centre for Environment and Sustainability

The blog of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Surrey.

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Isn’t it about time that we all followed through?

Kelly Boazman is the Operations Director of the Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability programme. You can follow her on Twitter @kel_b22. This morning I accepted a leaflet that resembled a dollar bill from a very purposeful-looking campaigner while I was in the queue for the COP21 shuttle bus. I did this without really thinking about it (as […]

Food security and climate change

Dr Jonathan Chenoweth summarises the discussions at one of the COP21 side-events considering food security. Find out more about what CES is doing at COP21.   Representatives from 190 countries are busy here at COP21 trying to develop an agreement to prevent catastrophic climate change from occurring; however global climate change has already been happening: […]

How sustainable is COP21?

Dr Jonathan Chenoweth is attending the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) on behalf of CES. He shares his impressions so far: Arriving at COP21 this morning I quickly realised the scale of this international conference. Getting off at the train station closest to the conference venue in north Paris, hundreds of others also […]

Reasons for Optimism at COP21?

Professor Chris France is attending the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) on behalf of CES. He gives his impressions so far: When new students join the Centre for Environmental Strategy I get them to consider whether they approach the implementation of sustainability with optimism or pessimism. The more extreme “optimists” put great […]

“Stepping Up” Sustainability at the Water Energy Food Nexus

Centre for Environmental Strategy Research Fellow James Suckling introduces the EPSRC funded new project “Stepping Up”: We live in a rapidly changing world. Governments and industries are slowly waking up to the realisation that we are on an unsustainable course in to the future. Pollution from our energy systems is creating a global warming problem […]