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SPRU experts give recommendations on digital technology's role in sustainable development

Dr Tommaso Ciarli and Prof Maria Savona took part in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) Expert Group Meeting.

Photo of Maria SavonaLiving Together: Hansalim as a model for solidarity pathways towards sustainable food systems

With the global food system in crisis, a new project explores how solidarity cooperatives could make a significant contribution to realising sustainable agri-food systems.

Photo of Maria SavonaCarbon Intensive Regions in Transition - Unravelling the Challenges of Structural Change

Decarbonisation of the power sector and fossil-fuel dependent industries is a critical part of Europe’s low carbon future. 

Photo of Maria SavonaCritically examining smart, industrial, and household energy systems in Mexico, N. Ireland, and UAE

This research program is focused on critically examining smart, industrial, and household energy systems for their role and impact in low-carbon energy transitions. 

Photo of Maria SavonaToward Just, Ethical and Sustainable Arctic Economies, Environments and Societies

The development of the Artic has been historically characterised by inequitable practices, further complicated today by the adverse effects of climate change. 

Photo of Maria SavonaProfessor provides thought-leadership on policies for post-pandemic reconstruction

Professor Maria Savona discussed policy with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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To end King Coal’s reign, must his loyal subjects get paid? 

The huge task of phasing out coal requires a detailed roadmap to sequence coal plant retirement. 

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Professor Jeremy Hall calls for policy change in a post-COVID-19 economy

Professor Jeremy Hall discusses how the extraordinary global challenges we are facing during this pandemic provides us with an opportunity

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COVID-19 rapid knowledge exchange hub on diagnostic testing systems

The Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) urged countries to “Test. Test. Test.” as a core part of national responses to COVID-19

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