Community

Communities around the world are affected by the challenges of sustainability. We work with the public to explore the issues they face and support grassroots efforts to help meet demands for food, water and energy, while reducing global consumption.

We run regular events, including a seminar series organised by the Grantham Scholars, and participate in the University of Sheffield’s public engagement programme – for example, by taking our photosynthesis exhibition RoboPlant to Discovery Night.

Past events

cnu1colourCarbon Neutral University

The Carbon Neutral University is an open network of students, staff and the general public committed to encouraging and developing solutions to support the University of Sheffield to become carbon neutral by 2025. Dr Christian Unger co-chaired the network while he was a Grantham Research Fellow and several of our Grantham Scholars are actively involved in the network.

Carbon Neutral University Network

University of Sheffield Climate and Sustainability Strategy

In 2016, Grantham Research Fellow Dr Christian Unger developed a proposal for a Climate and Sustainability Strategy for the University of Sheffield, to support the University’s stated aim of making a 43 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020. This strategy document was submitted and discussed in University committees in February 2016 and will soon be discussed by the University Executive Board.

A Climate and Sustainability Strategy (CaSS) – proposal

There is more information about sustainability events and activities at the University of Sheffield on the websites below.

Research centres

Photovoltaic technology

Photovoltaic technology

International development

International development

Political economy

Political economy