STACEES is the St Andrews Network for Climate, Energy, Environment and Sustainability. We are a vibrant and diverse community of researchers based at the University of St Andrews, where we launched in April 2021.

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  • University of St Andrews launches Annual Sustainability Report

    The University has launched its Annual Sustainability Report for the year 2022-2023, which aligns with all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). This framework demonstrates the institution’s dedication to a comprehensive and deliberate approach to sustainability across research, teaching, and operations. The Introduction to the report by Professor Dame Sally Mapstone FRSE, Principal and…


  • University of St Andrews Climate Week – 2024

    Landscape image of East Sands beach, St Andrews. A long stone wall pier lines the background and in the foreground, large pieces of driftwood are seen dotted along the sandy beach.

    The inaugural University of St Andrews Climate Week will run from 27-30 May 2024, with a series of events designed to highlight climate-themed research and build new cross-disciplinary collaborations. Climate Week is a STAIRS-funded initiative, featuring:  All events are fully catered and free to attend. More information on each event is provided below. While the Climate…


  • Travel blog: A North Sea Crossing: Ferry Travel as Sensory Experience and Sustainable Alternative

    By Elsje van Kessel (Senior Lecturer, School of Art History). Published on: 30 January 2024. ‘Experience is Better than Knowledge’ – or so claims scholar of English literature and ‘blue humanities’ proponent Steve Mentz in a provocative article title borrowed from an early modern maritime manual. Human experiences of the sea, Mentz argues, can productively…


  • STACEES Research Theme Development

    Climate change and environmental sustainability are some of the most critical challenges facing our planet. Across the disciplinary breadth of the University of St Andrews, our researchers are addressing key questions on some of the most pressing issues of our generation. From energy ethics, climate justice and sustainable development to marine ecosystems, biodiversity tracking and…


  • Travel blog: Once Upon a Train

    By Lydia Cole (Lecturer, School of Geography and Sustainable Development). Published on: 26 October 2023. In late July of 2023, I left St Andrews, bound for Greifswald. This small, University town — quite similar to St Andrews, but significantly bigger — is on the shores of the Baltic Sea, in Northeast Germany. It is home…