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

    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

    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

  • 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

    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

    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