Sustainability Events Bulletin

Tuesday 30 January 2023. Welcome to our Sustainability Events Bulletin. Below you will find a list of upcoming events about climate, energy, environment and sustainability at the University of St Andrews.   To feature your upcoming University event in a future bulletin check out our blog post. We hope you find this bulletin helpful for keeping … Read more

Sustainability Events Bulletin

Tuesday 17 January 2023. Welcome to our Sustainability Events Bulletin. Below you will find a list of upcoming events about climate, energy, environment and sustainability at the University of St Andrews.   To feature your upcoming University event in a future bulletin check out our blog post. We hope you find this bulletin helpful for keeping … Read more

Inside the UN Plastics Pollution Treaty: Working at the Policy, Research, and Advocacy Interface

23 January 2023, 13:00 – 14:00. Hybrid delivery event.Location: University of St Andrews, St Salvator’s Quad, School VI.Virtual format: Microsoft Teams. Speaker: Dr Patrick O’Hare (Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews). Abstract At the end of 2022, the first Inter-Governmental Negotiating Committee meeting (INC-1) to develop a binding UN treaty (instrument) to end plastic … Read more

Sustainability Events Bulletin

There are so many events relating to climate, environment, energy and sustainability at the University of St Andrews that it can be hard to keep up! To help with this, STACEES will launch a concise and clear weekly ‘Sustainability Events Bulletin’ in January 2023.  To do this, we need your help! Thankfully, helping with this is very … Read more

Loss, Damage and Lessons from the Past: a Conversation on Biocultural and Linguistic Landscapes

14 December 2022, 11:00 – 12:30. Cross-disciplinary hybrid delivery event. Location: University of St Andrews, St Salvators‘ Quad, School 5. Virtual format: Microsoft Teams. In a world increasingly affected by climate change, maintaining biodiversity relies on enhanced and targeted conservation efforts, in coordination with robust adaptation and innovation support. This is the core message from … Read more

Local Hub Conferences as a Sustainable Alternative to International Travel?

29 November 2022, 11:00 – 12:00. Research seminar. Irvine Lecture Theatre. Speakers Dr Carol Sparling (School of Biology, University of St Andrews)Dr Alison Johnston (School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews) Abstract This summer we experimented with creating local hubs for University of St Andrews researchers to connect remotely with international conferences. The goal of … Read more

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

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