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Climate Change, Environment

Hothouse Earth: seven things you can do to stop it

Posted on 17 August 2018 by Sustainable Places

Dr Abid Mehmood Research Fellow, Cardiff University If global temperatures are allowed to rise by 2℃, we face creating a “Hothouse Earth” that would shift the planet to an irreversible state, a recent research paper warns. This has provoked a global frenzy in social, news and print media reminiscent of the planetary emergency professed by
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Sharing Stories, Sharing collections: Valuing Biodiversity in Wales

Posted on 27 July 2018 by Sustainable Places

Poppy Nicol, Cardiff University A collaboration between the Sustainable Places Research Institute (PLACE), Cardiff University (CU) and Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum of Wales (AC-NMW), this placement addresses the Valuing Nature Programme second research goal: improving understanding of the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in human health and well-being. The placement investigates how the Economic Botany
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Reflections on organising a ‘sustainable’ event

Posted on 6 July 2018 by Sustainable Places

Lorena Axinte, Early Stage Researcher While planning and running the SUSPLACE spring training we tried very hard to pay attention and reduce our negative footprint. Unfortunately, being located on an island made it difficult for many participants to reach Wales without flying. Here are a few things we did manage to do, though: We made
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Brexit, Food, Policy

Wales must develop a new ‘farming-plus’ model to ensure a sustainable post-Brexit agricultural policy

Posted on 29 June 2018 by Sustainable Places

Professor Terry Marsden Brexit represents a profound challenge and opportunity to redesign agri-food, regional and rural development policy in Wales. While the UK public sector funding has been by far the largest area of funding (via the Barnett Formula) to affect these areas over what we might now see as the first (20-year) phase of
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