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

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

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

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

Digitalisation and Sustainability at Home

24 May 2022, 11:00 to 12:00. Research seminar. Speaker: Dr Louise Reid (School of Geography & Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews) Abstract In November 2021, the United Nations Environment Programme published an Early Warning, Emerging Issues and Futures paper highlighting the growing environmental footprint of digitalisation, specifically the increase in energy demand, impacts from minerals and … Read more

Communicating Climate through Arts

29 April 2022, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Speakers: Olivia Booker and Claudia Lubao (PhD candidates, University of St Andrews) Abstracts Claudia Lubao (PhD candidate, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences)‘The act of Musicalizing in Tanzania’This talk focuses on how popular music can be used as one of the strategies to change, mitigate and raise … Read more

Environmental Humanities @ St Andrews workshop: our contributions to climate research

18 March 2022, 10:00-12:00. STACEES and the Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance (SAHA)* warmly invite members of the University of St Andrews research community working on or with an interest in the environmental humanities to join us for this virtual workshop. Participation is welcomed from all career stages, including students. Colleagues and students who do … Read more