STEPS-BNU Conference – Storify

←BACK TO CHINA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HOMEPAGE The story of the conference as it happens, collating resources and social media to help bring the event’s debates to life. [View the story “Pathways to Sustainability in a Changing China” on Storify]

Green Transformations: Whose Politics and which Green?

By Professor Peter Newell, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex Talk of transformation is back in vogue. This time the call is for a green transformation. Recent and recurrent financial and ecological crises have drawn attention to the ecological, social and economic sustainability of the global economy. This has prompted calls for a new…

The Wonders of Walkshops

By Melissa Leach, IDS Director The STEPS Centre Summer School has been running here at IDS over the last two weeks – 38 fantastic PhD students and early career researchers from 25 countries. As ever we’ve all been enriched, enlightened and challenged by presentations, discussion and searching debate around building pathways to sustainability and social…

STEPS Centre Summer School 2013

Our Summer School brought together an exceptional group of people who are exploring and developing ideas on pathways to sustainability. Through a mix of lectures, walks, discussions and public events, participants challenged the STEPS team and each other on questions of science, society and development. Find out more about our 2013 Summer School (13-24 May 2013)…

STEPS Centre newsletter – autumn 2012

A bumper edition of the quarterly newsletter this autumn includes details of our upcoming annual symposium, Credibility Across Cultures, next year’s Summer School, a prestigious award win as well as work on the Post-2015 agenda, low carbon development, land-grabbing plus a lot more besides. Our newsletters aim to keep you up-to-date on the latest research, publications and events  from the STEPS…

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WELCOME

The STEPS Centre is delighted to have been granted new ESRC funding, running until 2016, following our first five years of research. In this new phase we are launching eight exciting new research projects, a new domain – energy and climate change – and a new area of cross-cutting STEPS work, called methods and methodologies….

Full list of STEPS projects

Animal Disease Re-emerging transmissible transboundary animal diseases: comparing Rift Valley Fever with BSE Avian Flu Avian ‘flu: The politics and policy processes of a global response Biochar Biochar and Anthropogenic Dark Earths Biosafety Beyond Biosafety Biotechnology Biotechnology Research Archive Carbon Political ecologies of carbon in Africa Dams Dams, securitization, risks and the global water-energy-food nexus…