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.

Our world-leading research spans a broad range of disciplines and topics, from energy ethics, climate justice and sustainable development to marine ecosystems, green energy and carbon-reducing technologies.

Our network brings together over 130 researchers and students via regular events and through initiatives to boost research visibility and impact.

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  • 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


  • Eco-Anxious in St Andrews: Comparing climate anxiety in university and community populations

    Eco-Anxious in St Andrews: Comparing climate anxiety in university and community populations

    8 June 2022, 14:00 – 15:00 Research seminar. This exciting event brings into dialogue two recent research projects on eco-anxiety from the University of St Andrews. Both studies examined experiences of anxiety about the climate crisis for people living, studying and working in St Andrews and its surrounding areas. The event presents findings from both studies, allowing … Read more


  • Connecting with Bonn: Sustainability Research & Cooperation

    Connecting with Bonn: Sustainability Research & Cooperation

    30 May 2022, 12:00 to 13:30. Lunchtime networking event. Event information Would you like to know more about the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research and Bonn-St Andrews funding opportunities? STACEES are delighted to announce a talk by Dr Sandra Gilgan, Managing Director of the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research as part of her Erasmus+ visit to the University … Read more


  • Digitalisation and Sustainability at Home

    Digitalisation and Sustainability at Home

    24 May 2022, 11:00 to 12:00. Research seminar. Speaker: Dr Louise Reid (School of Geography & Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews) Abstract In November 2021, the United Nations Environment Programme published an Early Warning, Emerging Issues and Futures paper highlighting the growing environmental footprint of digitalisation, specifically the increase in energy demand, impacts from minerals and … Read more


  • Communicating Climate through Arts

    Communicating Climate through Arts

    29 April 2022, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Speakers: Olivia Booker and Claudia Lubao (PhD candidates, University of St Andrews) Abstracts Claudia Lubao (PhD candidate, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences)‘The act of Musicalizing in Tanzania’This talk focuses on how popular music can be used as one of the strategies to change, mitigate and raise … Read more