Environment and Sustainability

The Environment and Sustainability group is composed of leading and emerging social scientists who undertake interdisciplinary research on frontier issues of environment and sustainability.

The group bring spatial and geographical dimensions to research focused on the theory, methods and policy of sustainability, and undertakes cutting edge research in distinctive areas such as place attachment, political economies of energy, climate justice and ecosystem services.

Research themes

  1. Limits to climate change adaptation
  2. Ecosystem services
  3. Sustainable energy transitions
  4. Sustainable consumption


The research group has received funding from the following funders:

  • AHRC
  • British Academy
  • ESRC
  • European Research Council
  • Leverhulme Trust
  • NERC
  • Norwegian Research Council