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Brexit, Food, Policy

Building a post-Brexit food and rural policy for Wales

Posted on 3 August 2017 by Sustainable Places

Professor Terry Marsden, Director, Sustainable Places Research Institute   Recently myself and colleagues Professor’s Tim Lang (City University) and Erik Milstone (Sussex University) published the first major independent review of the overall impacts of Brexit on the UK food system: A Food Brexit: time to get real: A Brexit Briefing. The report, drawing on over
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Biodiversity, Environment, Marine, Policy, Sustainable Development

Development, Security and the Oceans: Celebrating World Oceans Day

Posted on 12 July 2017 by Sustainable Places

Cardiff University In celebration of World Oceans Day, the Sustainable Places Research Institute and the Crime and Security Research Institute at Cardiff University held a seminar with the aim of exploring linkages between some of the key challenges facing the ocean space. The afternoon seminar brought together speakers with expertise in maritime affairs and socio-ecological
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Biodiversity, Conservation, Environment, Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK), Landscapes

Hierarchies of knowledge: Ethnobotanical knowledge, practices and cosmology of the Venda in South Africa

Posted on 7 July 2017 by Sustainable Places

Dr Natasha Constant, Research Associate at the Sustainable Places Research Institute I recently attended the Resilience for Development: Assessment Methods and Transformation Practices Colleqium in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I presented on the Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) for Stewardship and Resilience Panel. I will discuss some of the findings and issues from the research
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Biodiversity, Conservation, Landscapes, Policy

Water might be the single biggest threat to the tourist industry of the Mexican Caribbean

Posted on 14 June 2017 by Sustainable Places

Dr Edward Hind-Ozan The tagline, “just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water” is a bittersweet one for marine conservationists. It belongs to the second Jaws movie, a franchise that has since been “credited” with contributing to the justification for a government-led shark cull in Australia [1], as well as
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