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, venue tbc. 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 a better future. … 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


  • 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