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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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15th October 2018 / Research methods

Apply now: STEPS Summer School 2019

The ESRC STEPS Centre invites applications for its 2019 Summer School, which will take place from 13-24 May in the...
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5th October 2018 / Africa Hub news, China Hub news, Europe Hub news, Latin America Hub news, North America Hub news, Research methods, South Asia Hub news, Technology & Innovation

New publication: T-Labs: A Practical Guide

The ESRC STEPS Centre and its partners have published a new guide to T-Labs (Transformation Labs). The 40-page guide draws...
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1st October 2018 / Climate Change & Energy

What can climate activism learn from the great public health campaigns of the past?

A new report (PDF) suggests efforts to change public behaviour to address climate change must learn from the great campaigns...
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20th September 2018 / Europe Hub news, North America Hub news, South Asia Hub news, Understanding sustainability

STEPS at the World Social Science Forum (WSSF) on 25-28 September

The STEPS Centre and its partners from the Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium will be at the World Social Science...
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20th September 2018 / Research methods, Understanding sustainability

Three approaches for transformations to sustainability: new STEPS paper

A new paper from the STEPS Centre sets out a new threefold framework for achieving transformative change under the Sustainable...
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17th September 2018 / Food & Agriculture, Global Consortium news, Latin America Hub news, Technology & Innovation

Ubuntu, collective seed: Bioleft project on the press

Two articles about Bioleft project and the first Bioleft seed, Ubuntu, were published last month on specialized n n the press Bioleft project and
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6th September 2018 / Europe Hub news, Research methods

How can we reveal power and bias when synthesising evidence for policy?

In a letter published today in Nature, STEPS co-director Andy Stirling and Clive Mitchell (Scottish Natural Heritage) suggest that ‘open-mindedness’...
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