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Dr Rob Byrne tells the Impacted podcast how the CRIBs approach he helped develop is now being pursued by the World Bank and the African Union
Nine University of Sussex academics have been included in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List – up from seven in last year’s global rankings.
Members of the Science Policy Research Unit analyse plans unveiled by the Prime Minister designed to reduce UK net carbon emissions to zero by 2050
Prof Erik Millstone is calling for the UK Government and Food Standards Agency to use post-Brexit powers in the New Year to ban the use of aspartame.
140 experts helped to transform South Africa’s science, technology and innovation systems in a three-day forum, co-organised by Sussex.
SPRU researchers were invited by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission to act as an expert group on AI and Digitalisation.
Businesses and community groups are being invited to help deliver the innovation required to make Sussex net zero.
Countries that sign up to improved financial transparency over oil, gas, and mining revenues benefit from significant reductions in carbon emissions.
SPRU experts give recommendations to UN DESA on role of digital technologies in sustainable development
During the summer, Dr Tommaso Ciarli and Prof Maria Savona took part in the UN DESA Division for Inclusive Social Development's Expert Group Meeting.
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Two's a crowd: Nuclear and renewables don't mix. Only the latter can deliver truly low carbon energy says new study
If countries want to lower emissions as substantially, rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, they should prioritize renewables.
A comparative analysis led by SPRU academics finds room for improvement in the Find, Test, Trace, Isolate, Support (FTTIS) systems of six countries.
Graduates in creative subjects suffer no deficit in earnings to students of supposedly “higher value” degrees such as biology, languages or psychology
To end King Coal’s reign, must his loyal subjects get paid? Compensating phase-out losers for a just transition
Governments should be prepared to pay billions of pounds to operators of coal-fired power plants in agreements to shut down their plants early.
Professor Andrew Davies has been named an Honorary Fellow of the The Association for Project Management (APM).
New policy experiment will contribute towards a national roadmap for water management.
Experts call for Bradwell B consultation to be scrapped until Government justifies biased attachment to nuclear
The public consultation on plans for the UK’s newest nuclear power station is deeply flawed and should be suspended, say energy policy experts.
Rishi Sunak advised by our experts that billions more public funding needed to fix the leakiest, least energy efficient housing in Europe.
Too many examples of coronavirus modelling have been insufficiently transparent about their uncertainties and too precise in their claims.
Researchers from 18 universities around the world recently attended the Science Policy Research Unit’s first virtual PhD forum.