• COP27 – Something’s got to change

    It’s that time of the year again for the annual COP (Conference of the Parties) climate summit. This time we are in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27. Last year the UK hosted COP26 in Glasgow. The COP process is the political decision-making arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Intergovernmental […]

  • Edge Hill University committed to action on climate change

    Edge Hill University has joined with Universities UK (UUK) and fellow universities from across the UK to showcase their climate change research as part of a major new campaign backed by actress and environmentalist Lily Cole. The campaign follows a new poll carried out by Universities UK and Opiniom which has revealed that parents see […]

  • Ferns: the houseplants that reveal how tropical rainforests are responding to climate change

    Ferns are at their most diverse and abundant in the world’s tropical rainforests. This warm and humid ecosystem is heaven for these plants, which unfurl their feather-like leaves in the damp and shaded understory. So how did they ever come to colonise British living rooms? If you have a potted fern at home, your choice […]

  • Sefton Coasts for Kids Shortlisted

    Sefton Coasts for Kids – an initiative to inspire the next generation of learners to protect the world’s coastlines – has been shortlisted for a Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Award. If you remember back to the Sustainability Festival ‘Together Tuesday’, Irene Delgado-Fernandez did a talk ‘Coasts for Kids – where imagination meets science!‘ […]

  • Tread Lightly On The Planet

    Monday 31st January 4pmDora Frankel EnsembleTread Lightly On The Planet Performances will take place in The Hub Tread Lightly on the Planet is a dance work about the climate emergency and how humans are caught up in it, inspired by some of the painter JMW Turner’s most iconic images. Dance and electronic music, mixed live […]

  • Climate Change Expert Panel

    In the run up to COP26, Geoff was invited to join a ‘Climate Change Expert Panel’ hosted by the International Interdisciplinary Environmental Association and the Laboratorio Nacional de Ciencias de la Sostenibilidad-IE at UNAM in Mexico, the largest university in Latin America. The Chair was Dr. Paola M. Garcia-Meneses, a member of the Climate Change […]

  • Can Poetry Help us Articulate the Universal as Personal?

    As the spotlight lands firmly on the upcoming COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, I have reached into my poetry collection and dwelt a little on the poems that tell stories of my relationship with the world around me. John Clare’s All Nature Has A Feeling could not resonate more. We are grappling with the day-to-day questions of […]

  • The Sustainability Festival is coming… be prepared to connect, engage and be inspired

    The University’s Sustainability Festival – taking place Monday 1st to Friday 5th November – is a chance for everyone at Edge Hill and beyond to come together to feel part of a collective of people that want to make our world a better, more sustainable place. It coincides with the first week of the COP26 Climate Summit […]

  • Excitement builds for Edge Hill’s major new Sustainability Festival

    Excitement is building ahead of Edge Hill’s major new Sustainability Festival, which takes place next week.  The University campus will be buzzing with activity between Monday 1 and Friday 5 November as students, staff, eco-friendly organisations and members of the public come together to share ideas on how to work and live more sustainably.  The festival, organised to coincide with […]

  • Renewables 2021 Global Status Report

    A political economist at Edge Hill University is among some of the world’s leading experts in renewable energy to feature in a new report highlighting the serious challenges that lie ahead for global clean energy targets.  Christopher Dent, a Professor of International Business, has featured in the latest REN21 Renewables report, which shows that despite a historic decline of 4% in primary energy demand, polluting G20 countries barely met and still missed their renewable energy targets.  Prof Dent provided his expert opinion […]