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Exploring the role of indigenous knowledge systems for plant and forest conservation in South Africa

Exploring the role of indigenous knowledge systems for plant and forest conservation in South Africa

Posted on 21 September 2016 by Sustainable Places

Dr Natasha Constant, Research Associate, Sustainable Places Research Institute The land of the Venda in the Limpopo Province of South Africa is a beautiful landscape full of history, forests, deep-valleys, […]

How will the Well-Being of Future Generations Act account for the institutional void left by the Climate Change Commission for Wales? The case of adaptation.

Posted on 15 June 2016 by Sustainable Places

Charlotte Ford and Dr Andrew Kythreotis, Cardiff School of Geography and Planning     Arguably, with the new Environment and Well-being of Future Generations Act (WFGA), Welsh Government is now leading […]

Beyond the Paris Agreement: A Transformative Paradigm Shift in International Climate Policymaking?

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Sustainable Places

  AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS GUILLOTDr Andrew Kythreotis  In my last blog, I discussed how evidence-based policymaking is integral to engendering more sustainable places and communities. Moreover, I argued that citizens (and citizen […]

UK renewables: death by a thousand cuts

Posted on 8 October 2015 by Sustainable Places

By Dr. Dimitrios Xenias   A few weeks ago, the government announced its intention to reduce Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs) by 87%. This is just one of several renewable energy policies to […]

Data capture, recycling and sharing: The multiscalar and multidiscipline challenge

Posted on 20 August 2015 by Sustainable Places

By Natalie Small, Sustainable Places Research Associate Over time I am finding myself listening, reading and getting involved with discussions on the same concerns surrounding data. It doesn’t matter at […]

Anthropocene, Climate Change and the Dominance of the Transnational Corporate Form: Time to Ask Awkward Questions?

Posted on 8 July 2015 by Sustainable Places

by Dr Anna Grear, Reader in Law, Cardiff Law School, Director of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (www.gnhre.org).   Most people are aware […]

A glimmer of hope for carbon emissions? Not with this government

Posted on 14 May 2015 by Sustainable Places

2014 was the first non-recession year accompanied by stable carbon emissions, the International Energy Agency announced in a new report on 13th March. Or this was the message many global […]