Sustainable business in India: challenges for Rio+20

By Ian Scoones India has seen unprecedented economic growth in recent years; yet with this comes a growing demand for resources and increased pressure on the environment. But how can we combine business success and broad-based economic growth with environmental sustainability? This is a major challenge for fast-growing emerging economies such as India. As the…

Beyond Rio Resource Centre

Research and expertise on the key Rio+20 issues in a new  Beyond Rio Resource Centre. For more than 20 years the University of Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies have been working together to address the global challenges of poverty reduction, social justice and environmental sustainability. On the University of Sussex Climate Change Network website the STEPS…

The ‘Geeks’ Fight Back: Challenges for Science and Democracy

A mood of scientific self-righteousness has broken out in the UK. The ‘geeks’ – professional scientists committed to evidence-based policy – are on the march. What has brought this on? Two things seem to have combined. First a protest and second a manifesto. Both have important implications for the debate about the relationship between science,…