Most recent features
Feature | 08 July 2014 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research on ecosystem services for poverty alleviation (espa) in the amazon has led to a new framework for policy analysis which could be applied to several tropical countries, including some of the world's poorest people.
Feature | 31 March 2014 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Itâ€™s the "most comprehensive assessment to date" of the impacts of climate change. Esrc-funded researchers have contributed to the latest report from un's intergovernmental panel on climate change (ipcc).
Feature | 03 March 2014 | Business, General public, Press/media, Schools
Economic growth in its current form is unsustainable, argues the bestseller prosperity without growth. Following publication, the book has brought a deeper understanding of the basis of prosperity to a wide range of international economic decision-ma ...
Feature | 17 February 2014 | General public, Press/media, Schools
New research into the impact of wind farms carried out by professor stephen gibbons at the esrc-funded spatial economics research centre is the first to demonstrate a link between wind farm visibility and house prices.
Feature | 19 November 2013 | General public, International, Partnerships, Press/media, Voluntary sector
The espa-funded mikoko pamoja carbon credit project aims to generate â£7,500 a year for villages in kenya's gazi bay - by preserving mangrove swamps and selling carbon credits to business.
Feature | 28 October 2013 | General public, International, Partnerships, Press/media, Schools
The espa project alternative carbon investments in ecosystems for poverty alleviation (alter) brings together an international multi-disciplinary team of researchers to focus on soil degradation and its impact on poverty.
Feature | 18 October 2013 | Business, General public, Press/media
Homeowners planning to renovate their kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces are an untapped market for energy efficiency service providers, according to a new report from the esrc-funded uk energy research centre.
Feature | 16 July 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
There is widespread public support for a cleaner, fairer and more efficient production and provision of energy in the uk, according to research from the esrc-supported uk energy research centre.
Feature | 04 July 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Rufopoly, a board game exploring land use management, has proved an unexpected hit with students, planning professionals, policymakers and decision-makers.
Feature | 07 May 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
A study supported by the esrc and the department for international development presents some surprising results of the controversial zimbabwean land reform - and challenges five particular myths.
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 14 August 2014 | Business, General public, Press/media
Research into local, sustainable car manufacturing has led to the development of a new business model, adopted by manufacturing companies.
Case Study | 05 June 2014 | General public, International, Press/media
In-depth research by dr stuart basten into asian fertility helped convince the united nations to revise its influential forecasts on future population trends, with particularly large effects for pacific asian economies.
Case Study | 14 May 2013 | General public, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
Research on the procurement of school food has inspired the reform of public policy at national and local levels in england, scotland and wales.
Case Study | 21 December 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
An academic survey of the carrier bag levy in wales has caused the welsh government to redraft its advice for businesses.
Case Study | 15 August 2010 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
A methodology for assessing the economic value of freshwater and marine environmental systems has led to a more cost-benefit based approach to implementation of the eu water framework directive in the uk.
Case Study | 15 July 2010 | Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
Policy recommendations from the sussex energy group have shaped the uk government's position for climate change negotiations, as well as informing the chilean and indian governments on technology transfer policies.
Case Study | 15 October 2009 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
A pioneering website providing public access to environment law information has been created by esrc researchers at cardiff university, working in partnership with the uk environment law association.
Case Study | 15 October 2008 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research has quantified how consumer purchasing decisions drive carbon emissions - helping to develop pas 2050, a business standard on carbon footprinting.
Case Study | 26 March 2006 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research led by professor simin davoudi investigating how policy and political pressures are influencing current processes across england have been central to new government guidance on waste policy.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 28 October 2013 | Academic, Policymakers, Press/media
Carbon-neutral planning and design needs to be embedded in infrastructure decisions now if we are to achieve a low carbon economy within 30 years, claims keith clarke cbe. Mr clarke will make this claim in a debate to be held during the economic and ...
Press Release | 22 July 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Urban design directly affects temperature, wind, rain and air quality - but most planners build cities without an awareness of the urban climate effects they are creating.
Press Release | 19 June 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, International, Partnerships, Policymakers, Press/media
Vast differences in cycling cultures have been found in uk cities; for some cycling is a traditional transport accessible to all while for others it is a new edgy, urban subculture according to recent findings from a research project funded by the ec ...
Press Release | 28 February 2011 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
The first findings from the world’s largest study of households are now published. With data on our working lives, relationships, health, finances and neighbourhoods the understanding society publication gives an early taste of the social landscape o ...
Press Release | 10 September 2010 | General public, Press/media
The renewable energy sector needs to use a wider range of business models in order to ensure a fairer distribution of power plants across the uk, according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 12 March 2010 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
The winner of the 2010 economic and social research council (esrc) knowledge transfer partnership prize for the best application of social or management science has saved the bradford and airedale teaching primary care trust (pct) an estimated £350,0 ...
Press Release | 05 March 2010 | General public, Press/media
Seventy-five per cent of the world's heather moorlands are in the uk. However, pollution, overgrazing and wild fires have damaged large areas. Several organisations in the peak district national park are trying to restore and conserve the moorland ha ...
Press Release | 03 March 2010 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Now in its eighth year, the economic and social research council's (esrc) festival of social science is aiming to provoke debate and discussion about climate change and the environment from young people across the uk.
Press Release | 23 November 2009 | General public, Press/media
70 per cent of households always separate their rubbish for recycling, but only 2 per cent buy their energy on a green tariff, according to the early findings of a major new annual household survey, called understanding society, funded by the economi ...
Press Release | 21 October 2009 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Britain's children and young people are potential agents of change for the development of more sustainable communities in the uk, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council.
Most recent grants
Professor James Copestake | 25 April 2014
How can the impact of development activities intended to benefit poor men, women and children caught up in complex processes of rural transformation best be assessed?
the research sets out to develop and evaluate a protocol for impact assessment base ...
Dr DENISE HEWLETT | Area & Development Studies | 17 February 2014
‘tranquillity' is commonly experienced in areas of outstanding natural beauty where it is a key motive for visitors. This popularity means that managing organisations must ensure that development is sensitive to ecological, social and economic ...
Professor Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah | Human Geography | 30 January 2014
The urban big data research centre (ubdrc) will provide a unique facility for researching complex and cross-cutting urban issues such as transport, employment, migration, housing, education and social exclusion. The centre will bring together an inte ...
Dr Christopher Jones | 20 January 2014
The trading approaches to nurturing sustainable consumption in fashion and energy retail (transfer) project will facilitate knowledge exchange between the fashion and energy retail sectors. Both sectors share the challenge of encouraging the reduced ...
Professor Catherine Parker | 13 January 2014
The high street uk 2020 project will support high street change through knowledge exchange. The project will connect key high street stakeholders (retailers, town centre partnerships, local authorities, property owners/developers and residents) in 10 ...
Dr Ruth Little | Human Geography (General) | 01 January 2014
This project will focus on the human factors that influence the management of disease in livestock, analysing how and why livestock farmers make their decisions, and how this affects disease control, farm productivity and competitiveness, acceptance ...
Dr Monica Di Gregorio | Political Science | 31 December 2013
This research project seeks to understand the extent to which policy processes related to forest mitigation and adaptation should be integrated at different scales in order to deliver effective emission reductions from forest and reduction of vulnera ...
Dr David Evans | 31 December 2013
This research and knowledge exchange project will generate new perspectives on the causes and management of food waste. In order to explore the ways in which the challenge of food waste reduction is being framed, interpreted and responded to, 20 in-d ...
Professor Mark Harvey | Economic Sociology | 31 December 2013
The world is facing three unprecedented challenges:
anthropogenic climate change
the depletion of finite energy and material resources
a growing population with increasing and changing demand for food. These three problems are deeply interconnected ...
Dr Michele Acuto | Internat. Studies & Relations | 02 December 2013
What does ‘city leadership’ entail in an increasingly networked global scenario? how do city leaders respond to global challenges and contribute to global governance? how are they influenced by city- to-city networking? how does city lead ...
Most recent outputs
James Woodcock | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Organised event
A cedar work in progress meeting
James Woodcock | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Presentation/lecture
Presentation about the project as part of the uwe cts seminar series
Zaid Chalabi | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Dissemination / Communication
Oral presentation at the uncertainty conference in computer models conference, 2014
Vanessa Taylor | 01 May 2014 | Economic & Social History | Website
The website is a guide for anyone interested in finding out more about the environment of the river and its history. It provides information on historical sources and on where to find out more. It is designed for those wanting to research online, as ...
Rachel Aldred | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Organised event
Organised event to discuss experiences of using qualitative data to develop rules for agent-based models.
Joel Felix | 01 May 2014 | Economic & Social History | Summary of Impact
This one day workshop is the first of the impact activities set out in my research project
Pia Christensen | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Presentation/lecture
Invited keynote to the interdisciplinary conference and workshop 'children in time and space' at university of uppsala
John Horton | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Organised event
Project team convened international one-day conference at university of northampton. The conference followed directly from the new urbanisms, new citizens project, exploring the notion of sustainability in relation to urban planning and the social li ...
Pia Christensen | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Degree/other honour
Professor pia christensen was invited as visiting scholar cat. 1 to faculty of education, university of monash, melbourne, australia. This is the university of monash's most prestigious scholarship award.
Peter Kraftl | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Staff Development
Professor peter kraftl (co-i) department of geography, university of leicester, was promoted to senior lecturer in april 2010, to reader in april 2013 and to professor in january 2014.