Most recent grants
Professor Tim Jackson | Earth Resources | 01 February 2013
Passage aims to explore the relationship between sustainability and prosperity in the context of the ‘green economy’. The award will support professor jackson over three years in two principal tasks. The first of these is to synthesise th ...
Dr Simonetta Longhi | Economics | 01 January 2013
Energy overuse at the national level results both directly and indirectly from the aggregation of millions of individual household decisions. To achieve the department for energy and climate change’s aim of reducing uk greenhouse gas emissions ...
Dr David Wilkie | 01 December 2012
Investments to promote desired environment-development outcomes are some of the hardest to assess, because the causes of environmental resource scarcity are complex, and affect multiple aspects of human wellbeing, not just income. Credible evaluation ...
Dr Tanya Wyatt | Criminal Law & Criminology | 01 October 2012
The main aim of the series is to enhance interdisciplinary examination of environmental harm and its regulation by bringing together academics at all career stages from a range of disciplines. Crucially though, the series will also include ecological ...
Dr Alex Nicholls | Social Policy | 01 October 2012
Social enterprise (se) broadly defined as market based approaches to tackling social problems has receive much policy, practitioner and academic attention in recent years. However the evidence base upon which policy support relies is at best shaky. T ...
Professor Joyce Tait | Science & Technology Studies | 01 October 2012
This collaborative project between the esrc innogen centre at the university of edinburgh and syngenta uk will build on each partner’s insights about the current operation of european regulatory and policy processes related to agricultural biot ...
Dr Matthew Woollard | 01 October 2012
The uk data service will provide a "one-stop-shop" for suppliers and users of social science data. Users will come to the ukds website to search for and browse data collections created by a wide range of data suppliers, including government data, dat ...
Dr Mirabelle Muuls | Economics | 29 June 2012
The flagship policy of the european union to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and hence the risk of dangerous climate change is the eu emissions trading system (ets, in place since 2005. Through this system, participating power and industrial firm ...
Dr Peter Lee | 25 June 2012
This seminar series will explore the role of 'redundancy' in regional resilience following sudden/natural and slow-burn/socio-economic shocks. We focus on how shock impact on urban and regional systems and the response of policy stakeholders. Resilie ...
Professor N Gregson | Human Geography | 13 April 2012
This research supports a small personal fellowship for dr josh lepawsky (memorial, newfoundland, canada) to collaborate with professor nicky gregson and professor mike crang at durham university. The basis for the collaboration is the connections bet ...
Most recent outputs
Timothy Coles | 23 May 2013 | Management & Business Studies | Dissemination / Communication
U7 and u9 presentations at rfu roadshows in hampshire, warwickshire and durham
Stephen Vainker | 23 May 2013 | Management & Business Studies | Seminar/workshop
Learning staff seminar
Diane Holt | 18 April 2013 | Management & Business Studies | Presentation/lecture
Guest lecture given at salford business school, university of salford, on findings from esrc funded trickle out africa research.
Andrew Simms | 17 April 2013 | Human Geography | Book
Climate change is currently presented by campaign groups and scientists as an impossibly daunting threat. On the face of it, it would seem we must make impossible sacrifices if we want to do our bit for the environment and lead more sustainable, less ...
Timothy Coles | 17 April 2013 | Management & Business Studies | Dissemination / Communication
Presentation of a paper to an international academic think tank on sustainable tourism
Timothy Coles | 22 March 2013 | Management & Business Studies | Dissemination / Communication
Paper presentation at a meeting of its commission on tourism, leisure and global change in stellenbosch in 2010
Anne-Kathrin Zschiegner | 22 March 2013 | Management & Business Studies | Organised event
Attended by 37 participants from the tourism sector, this seminar combined a series of presentations about climate change and its relationship to tourism businesses with more practical advice about the commercial benefits of taking a more climate-con ...
Timothy Coles | 21 March 2013 | Management & Business Studies | Technical report
A report of the findings of the empirical work and evidence base underpinning the award.
Timothy Coles | 21 March 2013 | Management & Business Studies | Journal article
Examines the nature of government policy to encourage the use of renewables towards its carbon reduction targets and assesses the likelihood of the tourism sector contributing to these aspirations. Provides recommendations for future policy-making. A ...
Most recent features
Feature | 07 March 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Professor david newberry argues that public investment in the right areas will fuel uk economic growth - with the short-term impact of giving work to domestic private companies who will create jobs.
Feature | 04 March 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
As we enter climate week, poll results have revealed that public concern about environmental issues and climate change has sunk to a 20-year low since the beginning of the global financial crisis.
Feature | 10 June 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, Press/media, Public sector
The true value of nature can be shown for the very first time thanks to groundbreaking research by hundreds of british scientists published in a major new report â€“ the uk national ecosystem assessment (uk nea).
Feature | 26 January 2011 | Business, General public, Partnerships, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Uk retailers, climate strategies and the role of partnership.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 29 January 2013 | Academic, Business, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Voluntary sector
On 28 january 2013 rural economy and land use (relu) programme director philip lowe was awarded the bertebos prize for his significant contributions to sustainable rural development and land use management.
Press Release | 10 August 2012 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Voluntary sector
Powerful new partnerships with the common aim of achieving a more environmentally and economically sustainable future can be forged by community action groups and local authorities - which often regard each other with mutual suspicion and mistrust ac ...
Press Release | 19 June 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, International, Partnerships, Policymakers, Press/media
Vast differences in cycling cultures have been found in uk cities; for some cycling is a traditional transport accessible to all while for others it is a new edgy, urban subculture according to recent findings from a research project funded by the ec ...
Press Release | 14 March 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
The united nations (un) global carbon market requires substantial reform because it too often fails to support the projects and people it is meant to help, according to new research from the economic and social research council (esrc)
Press Release | 21 March 2011 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Data from findings from understanding society, the world’s largest household panel survey, show that people with degrees are 25 per cent more likely, on average, than people with no education qualifications to adopt pro-environmental behaviours, at l ...
Press Release | 10 September 2010 | General public, Press/media
The renewable energy sector needs to use a wider range of business models in order to ensure a fairer distribution of power plants across the uk, according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 21 April 2009 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Is the recession an opportunity to move away from some traditional, and environmentally unfriendly, industries to cleaner, greener industries to create new and sustainable employment?
Press Release | 09 March 2009 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Locally produced and organic food is best for us and the environment. True or false? more than 90 secondary school children will be chewing over that question during a one day multi-activity event organised as part of the economic and social research ...
Press Release | 05 March 2009 | Press/media
A centre to revolutionise the future of uk transport industry was announced today by transport minister andrew adonis.
Press Release | 25 February 2009 | Policymakers, Press/media
A group of leading uk scientists and social scientists led by the esrc genomics forum, based at the university of edinburgh, calls for joined-up thinking on the emerging politics of plants.