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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  • Ghost projects – visions, promises and failures in African spatial development initiatives

    Ghost projects – visions, promises and failures in African spatial development initiatives

    23 November 2022, 13:00 – 14:00. Research seminar. St Mary’s Quad, Lecture Room 2. The seminar discusses the power of vision and developmental dreams in East Africa. The focus will be on growth corridors, infrastructures, and hydro-development schemes, i.e., activities that are often labelled as megaprojects. Politicians and development agencies present these projects as blueprints for … Read more


  • University of St Andrews Obtains United Nations Environment Program Accreditation

    University of St Andrews Obtains United Nations Environment Program Accreditation

    The University of St Andrews has become the first UK university to be an accredited organisation with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). This authorisation, which builds on our accreditation to the UN Climate Change Conferences (COP), will allow the University and its researchers to participate in sessions of the United Nations Environment Assembly and … Read more


  • Local hub conferences as a sustainable alternative to international travel?

    Local hub conferences as a sustainable alternative to international travel?

    29 November 2022, 11:00 – 12:00. Research seminar. Irvine Lecture Theatre. Speakers Dr Carol Sparling (School of Biology, University of St Andrews)Dr Alison Johnston (School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews) Abstract This summer we experimented with creating local hubs for University of St Andrews researchers to connect remotely with international conferences. The goal of … Read more


  • Looking North Through Art: Alternative Approaches to Landscape and Energy Ethics in Scotland

    Looking North Through Art: Alternative Approaches to Landscape and Energy Ethics in Scotland

    “Looking North Through Art: Alternative Approaches to Landscape and Energy Ethics in Scotland” is a series of online talks in two parts. Over the course of eight events, four artists – to be paired with writers/ researchers in the second round – explore concepts of landscape and nature in Scotland. Through discussing some of their … Read more


  • Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research visits STACEES

    Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research visits STACEES

    The STACEES team were delighted to host Dr Sandra Gilgan, Managing Director of the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research recently at the University of St Andrews. Over a fortnight spanning end of May to early June 2022, Sandra, who is based at the University of Bonn (Germany), met with researchers from across the University’s Schools … Read more