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25th February 2019 / Europe Hub news, Governance & Policy, Research methods, Technology & Innovation, Understanding sustainability

Uncertainty, politics and science

STEPS co-director Andy Stirling has written a series of three blog posts to introduce the STEPS Centre’s theme for 2019:...
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18th February 2019 / Food & Agriculture, Health & Disease, Research methods, South Asia Hub news

How do ‘transformative spaces’ open up possibilities for action?

A paper by Fiona Marshall (SPRU), Jonathan Dolley (SPRU) and Ritu Priya (South Asia Sustainability Hub) explores how 'transformative space...
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11th February 2019 / Climate Change & Energy, Resource politics, South Asia Hub news, Urbanisation

Uncertain Climate: new short film explores complex uncertainty in India

A new short film summarises key themes from the project Climate Change, Uncertainty and Transformation, which explored the myriad forms...
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4th February 2019 / Europe Hub news, Health & Disease

Preparing for pandemics and the role of uncertainty explored in new project

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has announced a new project funded by the Wellcome Trust: Pandemic Preparedness: local and...
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22nd January 2019 / Europe Hub news, Latin America Hub news, Technology & Innovation

Call for abstracts: ‘Post-automation’ Symposium, September 2019

A call for paper proposals has been issued for an international symposium on 'post-automation' at the University of Sussex in...
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21st January 2019 / Food & Agriculture, Research methods

Apply now: ‘Writeshop/workshop’ on Critical Agrarian Studies, Beijing, July 2019

Early career researchers from the Global South are invited to apply to be part of a summer 'writeshop'/workshop in Beijing...
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10th December 2018 / Africa Hub news, China Hub news, Europe Hub news, Food & Agriculture, Governance & Policy, Pastoralism

How do pastoralists handle uncertainty? Insights from Asia, Europe and Africa

Pastoralists are experts in uncertainty. In a series of 3 blog posts, STEPS director Ian Scoones reports back from visits...
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2nd December 2018 / Climate Change & Energy, Europe Hub news, Technology & Innovation

Learning from rapid change in a warming world: Rapid Transition Alliance launches

A new initiative to learn from stories of rapid change is launched on 3 December, at the start of COP24,...
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21st November 2018 / Europe Hub news, Food & Agriculture, Pastoralism

Japan book launches: Ian Scoones on sustainable rural livelihoods and the SDGs

This week, as part of book launches of the Japanese edition of “Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development”, STEPS Centre director...
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6th November 2018 / Europe Hub news, Research methods, Understanding sustainability

‘Creative engine room’ launched in Brighton to respond to environmental challenges

A new ‘creative engine room’ to generate art that responds to urgent environmental challenges, including climate change, has been launched...
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