The St Andrews Network for Climate, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (STACEES) is an interdisciplinary research-focused initiative launched in April 2021 at The University of St Andrews.

STACEES’ objective is to drive cohesion and capacity in environmental sustainability research at St Andrews, boosting its impact and visibility. The network’s vision is to build ambitious, lasting research capabilities that position the University at the centre of international conversations on climate change, energy research and environmental sustainability.

We strive to run accessible, inclusive events held at varying times of day. Our events are open to all members of the University community.

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. St Andrews’ definition of ‘sustainability research’ is broad and includes (among others):

  • climate inequality
  • political ecology
  • ecocriticism
  • environmental humanities
  • sustainability
  • climate change
  • energy
  • ecosystems
  • biodiversity
  • development
  • anthropogenic impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity and populations
Watch this short video to hear about the benefits of joining our community
Watch this short video to find out about some of the issues our researchers are working on
Watch this short video to hear STACEES members discuss exciting new avenues for their research