About the Beyond Rio Resource Centre
The aim of the Beyond Rio Resource Centre is to offer information and insight to those interested in new thinking and practical solutions for sustainable futures. Practitioners, policymakers, academics, students, civil society organisations and others will find resources that are useful and accessible to them. A wide variety of resources are featured, from academic papers to easy-to-read briefings, project reports, websites and films. Use the navigation column on the left to explore each section.
These pages bring together a selection of our key open access publications and other resources with direct relevance to the two over-arching themes and seven critical issues identified by the UN for Rio+20, all of which will have continuing relevance post-Rio.
For each area we have detailed a number of the world-class experts at Sussex who have published widely on the issues at hand. If you would like to contact the experts, please get in touch via the links provided in the Experts section on each page or contact the Sussex Climate Change network leader Martin Todd.
The Centre gives a flavour of the range and depth of research carried out at Sussex and, coupled with contact details for many world-class experts on sustainable development issues, we hope it will prove a useful site to be bookmarked and shared.
For more than 20 years the University of Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies have been working together to address the global challenges of poverty reduction, social justice and environmental sustainability.
In 2012, two decades after the original Earth Summit in Rio, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, has put sustainable development at the top of the global political agenda.
Back in 1992 the work of the Global Environmental Change programme at Sussex fed in to the original Earth Summit. Today we have a wealth of research and expertise with vital relevance to the Rio+20 agenda, building on our heritage of marrying critically-engaged social science with world-class environmental research.