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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  • 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…


  • Travel blog: Interrail & Post-Growth-inspired Research Trips

    By Anne Sophie Daffertshofer (PhD Candidate, School of Art History, University of St Andrews). Published on: 14 September 2023. More than 50 years ago, the Club of Rome called for a limit to economic growth. The vision of limitless growth, they argued, ignored the reality of living on a planet with finite resources. Since then, our…


  • UKRI Environmental Sustainability Concordat discussion session

    8 September, 9:30 – 10:30. STACEES and Prof Tom Brown (Vice-Principal Research, Collections and Innovation) will host a 1-hour discussion session about the UKRI’s draft Concordat for Environmental Sustainability of Research and Innovation Practice. Your valuable feedback will help to shape the University’s institutional response to this important draft document. The concordat “aims to gain agreement from all organisations…


  • Summary of STACEES Travel Event Series

    From March to May 2023, STACEES hosted an event series ‘Net Zero and the Direction of Travel in Scottish HE’. This four-part event series explored three key strands of travel through hybrid delivery talks delivered by a range of invited speakers, plus a chaired open discussion. The events were open to all staff, students and…