You’ve seen and heard of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and perhaps Scotland’s new National Performance Framework (NPF)… but do you really know what they mean for the University or for you?
We asked guest blogger Paul Bradley to explain how some zeitgeist acronyms and colourful graphics are helping to create a better world.
Continue reading Can pretty graphics help create a better world?
MSc Environment and Development graduate Anita Owiti discusses her 8 week internship mapping community engagement at the University.
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Dr Heid Jerstad is a GCRF Post-doctoral research fellow in Social Anthropology, and is interested in how changing weather patterns impact human lives. Here she discusses her past research and the Weather Matters hub – an online space for scholars to debate weather and climate change-related research.
Continue reading Weather and housing research in the Indian Himalayas
Environmental economics PhD student Nazli Koseoglu reflects on her experience of attending Conservation stream of Beijing Forum held at the University of Peking, China between 4rd– 10th November.
Continue reading A reflection on the Beijing Forum
Andrew Arnott, Lab Sustainability Coordinator, shares his reflections on the recent S-Lab conference at Nottingham University.
Continue reading S-Lab conference: the University of Nottingham’s Carbon Neutral Chemistry Lab
Ahead of the International Sustainable Campus Network conference, Michelle Brown (Head of Programmes) shares her thoughts on the Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2015, world leaders committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UN member states will be expected to use the SDGs to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. Continue reading The Sustainable Development Goals: a lens for Social Responsibility
Programme Manager Matthew Lawson reflects on attending the EAUC’s 20th Annual Conference – hosted by the University of the West of England in May 2016.
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Aster graduated in 2015 with an MSc in Environmental Sustainability. Find out how her dissertation project has turned into a research position with the Institute of Geography.
Continue reading Alumni profile: Aster de Vries Lentsch
Programme Manager Matthew Lawson reflects on a very special lecture from John Robinson, Former Associate Provost of Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, which took place at the University of Edinburgh on the 4th March 2016.
Continue reading Regenerative Sustainability at University of British Columbia
Research and Policy Manager Liz Cooper summarises the Learning for Sustainability Scotland AGM on Tuesday 8th December 2015.
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Our Changing World Enlightenment lecture by Julia Marton Lefévre on 24th November 2015; summary by Marlena Segar, 1st year student in Social and Economic History with Environmental Studies
Continue reading Our Changing World Enlightenment Lecture: Promise of 2015: hopes for a new enlightenment
Communications Facilitator Sarah Ford-Hutchinson reflects on attending her first sustainability conference in tertiary education – EAUC Scotland’s “A Shared Responsibility” conference – hosted by the University of Edinburgh in November 2015.
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Our Changing World lecture by Prof Peter Higgins and Prof Charles Hopkins on 3rd November 2015; summary by Marlena Segar, 1st year student in Social and Economic History with Environmental Studies
Continue reading Our Changing World: UN Sustainable Development Goals, Learning for Sustainability and government policies
Liz Cooper reports on the Ethical Trade and Human Rights Forum which took place in London on the 19th and 20th October 2015.
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Our Changing World lecture by Andy Kerr on 27th October 2015; summary by Marlena Segar, 1st year student in Social and Economic History with Environmental Studies
Continue reading Our Changing World: Reshaping our world with New Energy Systems
A summary by Marlena Segar, 1st year student in Social and Economic History with Environmental Studies
Dave Robertson’s focus during this second lecture in the ‘Our Changing World’ series was on the importance and necessity of a huge advancement in healthcare data collection and analysis.
Continue reading Our Changing World: The data revolution in global healthcare
Javier Ureña Palencia, MSc International Business and Emerging Markets and Lauren Opstad, MSc Environment and Development, give an overview of their placements in Malawi looking at fair trade supply chains.
Continue reading MSc student placements: Fair trade research in Malawi
In May 2015 I presented a paper at the Fair Trade International Symposium, held at the Politecnico di Milano, entitled ‘How can universities better contribute to the fair trade agenda? Developing collaboration between researchers and practitioners in a university for social impact’. My paper focused on the case of the University of Edinburgh and its approach to fair trade.
Continue reading Sharing fair trade experiences and research – Fair Trade International Symposium, Milan, May 2015
Our Engagement Manager, Caro Overy, attended this years World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities.
Continue reading 2nd World Symposium on Sustainable Development in Universities