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

Posted on 20 May 2021 by Sustainable Places

Borneo Rimbawan/Shutterstock 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 […]

Should we act on climate change? perspectives from global south

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 […]

10 things we learnt at Environment Evidence 2020

10 things we learnt at Environment Evidence 2020

Posted on 19 October 2020 by Sustainable Places

Resilience in the Welsh Uplands Jennifer Geroni, Director, Environment Platform Wales Our second major conference was held online in September and prompted a lot of interesting discussions about the challenges […]

Underwater Gardening: bringing biodiversity back to our seas

Underwater Gardening: bringing biodiversity back to our seas

Posted on 9 March 2020 by Sustainable Places

Dr Leanne Cullen-Unsworth Last week saw the kick off of the UKs first large-scale seagrass restoration scheme. A partnership between Sky Ocean Rescue, Swansea University, WWF-UK, Project Seagrass and Cardiff […]

How universities can help academics do the right thing on carbon

How universities can help academics do the right thing on carbon

Posted on 17 September 2019 by Sustainable Places

Dr Ella Furness If we’re serious about sustainability, flying is a real problem for environmental academics, but the new trend of flight shaming won’t help us: collective action will.  The […]

Regrow Borneo and leadership in the face of the climate crisis

Regrow Borneo and leadership in the face of the climate crisis

Posted on 26 July 2019 by Sustainable Places

We’ve been asking ourselves what we can do to tackle climate change. Earlier this year, the Welsh Government and Cardiff University’s student body, through the Students’ Union, declared a climate […]

The ethics of the climate emergency

The ethics of the climate emergency

Posted on 8 July 2019 by Sustainable Places

Professor Robin Attfield During the last week of February we experienced the warmest Winter day since records began, with a high of 20.6 degrees (Celsius) at Trawscoed in mid-Wales. As […]

Action to address the Climate Emergency

Action to address the Climate Emergency

Posted on 4 June 2019 by Sustainable Places

Public awareness of the need to act on climate change has never been higher, making it particularly important that Universities, as the educators of future generations, should be at the […]

Urgent climate change action now! So what are the leading policy interventions needed in the agri-food/energy nexus over the next five years?

Urgent climate change action now! So what are the leading policy interventions needed in the agri-food/energy nexus over the next five years?

Posted on 13 May 2019 by Sustainable Places

Professor Terry MarsdenDirector, Sustainable Places Research Institute Recent mass protests, government and parliamentary responses over the past month have entered a new phase of policy urgency regarding the need to […]

Hothouse Earth: seven things you can do to stop it

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 […]