• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sustainability, Climate Change and ‘Disruption’

    Disruption. It can take many forms. It can come suddenly and unexpectedly, like an un-forecasted storm or major crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic. We may see it is coming, such as the planned transport workers strike in Glasgow during the COP26 Climate Summit. Or it may be a gradual process, like the ‘disruptive’ changes that […]

  • 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 […]

  • Edge Hill Academic’s sustainability research wins her global recognition

    An Edge Hill academic has won a global award from the Sustainability Research Network in recognition of her pioneering work to improve climate change education. Dr Laura McGuire has scooped an esteemed Emerging Scholar Award due to her important work with the public to encourage positive behaviour change and instil messages about tackling climate change […]

  • Historic Opportunity to Create a More Sustainable East Asia

    In this short article published in the East Asia Forum on 4th June 2020, Prof Christopher Dent discusses how a post-Coronavirus recovery provides an historic opportunity to put East Asia – the most carbon-intensive region on the planet – on a more sustainable path of economic and social development. Read the article: www.eastasiaforum.org/2020/06/04/historic-opportunity-to-create-a-more-sustainable-east-asia

  • World Environment Day

    Academics at Edge Hill University are highlighting the effect of Covid-19 on the natural rather than human world to mark World Environment Day. The fallout of the global pandemic for the human race has been well-documented but on World Environment Day, Friday 5th June, it is important to remember the outcomes for the natural world […]