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Environment, Food, Landscapes, Policy

The National Food Strategy: rural communities, urban food and good food jobs. What can be done? A Note

Posted on 9 June 2021 by Sustainable Places

Terry Marsden[1] It will be important for the National Food Strategy to explicitly address and propose a new vision for British food and farming; to outline in some detail where we should be trying to get to , what are the end goals (by 2030, and 2040); and to outline how a combination of market,
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Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conservation, Environment, Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK)

Greening the planet: we can’t just plant trees, we have to restore forests

Posted on 20 May 2021 by Sustainable Places

Tristram Hales, Cardiff University; Benoit Goossens, Cardiff University, and Mike Bruford, Cardiff University The Queen’s Green Canopy, a campaign to celebrate Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee next year, involves asking people in the UK to plant trees: a “treebilee” as her son, Prince Charles puts it. This is one of a number of public and private
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Academia, Education

Paging Dr Care

Posted on 30 March 2021 by Sustainable Places

Seeking collective authorship to reward collaborative merits   by The Careoperative   There are all kinds of codes and habits within academia which probably make very little sense to other communities. Many of these relate to publishing. Writing articles is often the end goal of research with peer reviewed journals regarded as the epitome of
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Climate Change, Environment, Policy, Risk, Sustainable Development

Should we act on climate change? perspectives from global south

Posted on 26 January 2021 by Sustainable Places

Dr Abid Mehmood, Senior Research Fellow, Sustainable Places Research Institute Dr Saeeduddin Ahmed, Assistant Professor, NED University of Engineering and Technology The global spread of COVID-19 in 2020 has put many societal challenges on the backburner. Climate emergency is one of those issues. Despite the lockdowns, factory closures and reduced flights the world has continued
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