Centre for Environment and Sustainability

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

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 […]

Reflecting on a Different Summer

Paschalena Mavrou has recently begun the Doctoral Practitioner in Sustainability program in CES. Here she reflects on her experience so far: I am your typical engineer. For me every term has a single definition and every problem has a solution to which usually a single correct method will lead you. Well, at least that was […]