COP21: News and comment

climateLeading scientists from the University of Sheffield are joining world leaders in Paris United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21).

Here you can learn about the latest sustainability research from Sheffield which is helping inform the debate at COP21, and read views from University experts.

Overcoming the tragedy of the commons – a Grantham Scholar’s perspective on COP21
by Rob Hardie, Grantham Scholar, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

Depopulation must be turned into an opportunity
by Dr Peter Matanle, School of East Asian Studies, the University of Sheffield

After a 400-year population boom, we need to reconnect with the sun
by Professor Tony Ryan OBE, Director, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

What are the challenges associated with developing a climate-smart agri-food system?
by Professor Peter Horton FRS, Associate Director, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

£10 million Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation announced
by the University of Sheffield

Packed COP21 debate on how to develop a climate-smart food system
by Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

How unhealthy diets contribute to climate change and hunger
by Professor Michelle Holdsworth, School of Health and Related Research, the University of Sheffield

Soil loss: an unfolding global disaster
by Professor Duncan Cameron, co-Director, P3
Professor Colin Osborne, Associate Director, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
Professor Peter Horton FRS, Associate Director, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
and Mark Sinclair, Director Science & Innovation Partnerships, Energy2050

Joint statement on climate change and fossil-free investment
by Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor, the University of Sheffield
and Christy McMorrow, President, the University of Sheffield Students’ Union
(via www.sheffield.ac.uk/news)

WATCH: Professor Tony Ryan on the University of Sheffield’s delegation to COP21
by Professor Tony Ryan, Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
(via www.youtube.com/uniofsheffield)

WATCH: Carbon Neutral University look ahead to COP21
by Dr Matt Watson, Department of Geography, the University of Sheffield
Linda McAvan MEP for Yorkshire and Humber
Mike Berners-Lee, author of The Burning Question and How Bad Are Bananas?
and Professor Fionn Stevenson, Head of the School of Architecture, the University of Sheffield
(via carbonneutralshef.weebly.com)

Tackling climate change isn’t pie in the sky; the answers lie beneath our feet
by Amy Pullan, Media Relations Officer, the University of Sheffield
(via www.sheffield.ac.uk/news)

Magazine celebrates Sheffield energy and sustainability innovation
by Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures