SPRU news items
Read news from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex.
Time for action: SSRP Week kickstarts new phase for sustainability research with impact
Coinciding with COP27, the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme is hosting an exciting week of events in November celebrating its Phase II launch
Science, technology and innovation is not addressing world’s most urgent problems – major new study
A major new research study led by the University of Sussex shows that global science research is not addressing the SDGs.
Business School engages with Nordic innovation agencies on ‘transformative missions’
Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium teams up with Research Council of Norway, Vinnova and Business Finland to shape benchmarking of missions
UKRI appoints duo energy research ‘champions’ from Sussex and Newcastle universities
Academics at the University of Sussex and Newcastle University have been appointed to lead the next phase of energy demand research in the UK.
New paper calls for coherent rights-based approach to tackling malnutrition
Joint University of Zambia, Sussex and IDS research explores the ‘right to nutrition’ in its social, legal and political context
Business School researchers introduce new Lab for learning and engagement on transformative innovation
Policy makers, funders and researchers from 35 countries test out new tools, actions and learnings for societal change.
Chief Executive of the UK Climate Change Committee (CCC) to give Sussex Energy Group Keynote
Chris Stark will present perspectives from the work of the independent authority on tackling climate change under the UK’s Climate Change Act.
Thirty years of climate research funding has overlooked the potential of experimental transformative technologies
New study reveals the technologies and academic disciplines that are being overlooked by research funders in the global fight against climate change
The threat posed to climate change policies by the rise of the populist right
Authoritarian nationalist populists have a systemic tendency to create significant negative effect on climate policies when in government
HEIF fund co-sponsored by SSRP: new projects address critical challenges 'from Covid crisis to net zero'
A set of newly approved projects, funded through HEIF and co-sponsored by the SSRP, address Covid-19 recovery and climate change in an integrated way.
Energy security strategy analysis: Huge missed opportunity not to put energy efficiency at heart of strategy
University of Sussex Business School experts on why the most impactful policies have been overlooked in the British Energy Security Strategy
New research casts doubt on environmental benefits of hybrid working
New study reveals most remote workers in England before the pandemic travelled further each week than office-based workers despite taking fewer trips
Sun shines on the richest: New study explores how to make solar PV viable for all
More government support with greater flexibility is needed to make solar panels viable option for elderly homeowners, student renters and the disabled
SSRP provides funding to help researchers re-engage with partners in the Global South
The Sussex Sustainability Research Programme is making small grants available to eight exciting, interdisciplinary sustainability projects.
The Sussex Energy Group Research Showcase: March 8 – May 3
The Sussex Energy Group Research Showcase outlines research projects on industrial decarbonisation and energy transition and justice in the Artic
TIP Conference 2022 builds action on transformations towards sustainability & a just transition
Transformative Innovation Policy Conference 2022 gathers researchers & policymakers for action on TIP research & policy.
New study reveals why public health messaging should focus on naked self-interest to tackle vaccine hesitancy
Promoting the benefits of vaccine to an individual is a more effective means of overcoming vaccine hesitancy than extolling broader societal benefits
Encourage EV manufacturers to produce low-cost models with tax breaks for a fair net zero transition
UK government policy must go further to ensure low carbon technologies are an affordable option for broader range of society.
More evidence needed to establish 5G’s green credentials
Widespread expectations 5G will be a green technology are not currently backed up by a strong, publicly available, fully transparent evidence base