July, 14, 2017. Posted in News, Policy.
Grantham Centre colleagues contribute to POSTnote on Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture
Samuel Leigh, the POST Fellow for Energy and Environment in Houses of Parliament, visited The University of Sheffield earlier this year to discuss contributions for the note on Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture. After meeting our scholars, he interviewed our supervisors and […]
June, 6, 2017. Posted in Comment.
University of Sheffield scientists react to the USA exit from climate deal
Scientists from the University of Sheffield who presented to world leaders, politicians and policy makers at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015 have reacted to the announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate […]
May, 16, 2017. Posted in Research.
Why did hunter-gatherers first begin farming?
The beginnings of agriculture changed human history and has fascinated scientists for centuries. Researchers from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield have shed light on how hunter-gatherers first began farming and how crops were domesticated […]
April, 24, 2017. Posted in Comment.
Beware false sustainability solutions
Professor Peter Horton is the Grantham Centre’s Chief Research Advisor. This blog post was originally published on edie.net, as part of the Grantham Centre’s work with Business In The Community for Responsible Business Week. Find out more about the Grantham Centre […]
April, 24, 2017. Posted in News.
Grantham Centre to share sustainability expertise with business leaders
Grantham Centre staff and PhD students are spending this week discussing sustainability issues with business leaders as part of Responsible Business Week. The campaign is led by Business In The Community (BITC), a charity set up to promote responsible business and […]
April, 24, 2017. Posted in News.
Grantham Scholars join protestors at March For Science
Grantham Scholars were part of a group of University of Sheffield researchers who took part in the March For Science on Saturday. More than 12,000 protestors marched through London, as rallies worldwide called on politicians to enact evidence-based policies. The march was organised to […]
April, 19, 2017. Posted in Research.
Sheffield researchers set out food security agenda
In an agenda-setting paper published in the journal Food Security, a group of University of Sheffield researchers have presented their vision for agri-food research to encourage the sustainable production of sufficient healthy and nutritious food to meet the needs of all […]
April, 13, 2017. Posted in Research.
Photosynthesis researchers to be awarded Biochemical Society medals
Two photosynthesis researchers at the University of Sheffield will be awarded prestigious Biochemical Society medals as part of the organisation’s 2018 awards. Dr Matt Johnson will receive the Colworth Medal, which is given each year to an outstanding biochemist in the […]
April, 12, 2017. Posted in Research.
Are we still digging for victory? Scientists measure the UK’s own-grown fruit and vegetable production
From window boxes and growbags to greenhouses and allotments, scientists need your help to measure the amount of own-grown fruit and vegetables across the UK in the first national estimate of the 21st century. The MYHarvest survey, which will be […]
April, 7, 2017. Posted in News, Training.
Grantham Scholars share sustainability messages with schoolchildren in Zimbabwe
Grantham Scholars have been in Zimbabwe to teach schoolchildren about the importance of sustainable living. Second year PhD students Tinashe Mawodza and Patience Muchada led a session for 40 science and geography students at Macheke High School. The pair introduced the class to the work of […]