SSRP Week Gallery

Get a glimpse of our exciting week of events and take a look at some moments captured during SSRP Week.

Good COP/Bad COP? Accelerating climate action from above and below - 7 November 2022

As the world gathers at the annual Climate Conference of Parties in Egypt to discuss responses to the climate emergency, we ask, where are there ‘signs of hope’ in the climate talks and beyond–in action by cities, business, civil society and communities to bring about the rapid and just transitions so urgently required. How can action from above and below complement each other to drive transformative climate action?


Dr Helen Adams - Senior Lecturer in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, Kings College London, UK

Kayla Ente - CEO of Brighton & Hove Energy Services Cooperative (BHESCo), UK

Prof Peter Newell - Professor of International Relations at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, UK

Prof Chukwumerije (Chuks) Okereke - Professor of Global Climate and Environmental Governance and Director of Center for Climate and Development at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Nigeria

Chair: Dr John Thompson - Deputy Director, Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) and Senior Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK

This event was hosted by SSRP and the Rapid Transition Alliance.


SSRP Day - 9 November 2022

The main event of the week, ‘SSRP Day’ on 9 November, officially launched SSRP’s Phase II and included a speaker event with university representatives, SSRP researchers and external guests, including our new VC Sasha Roseneil, Deputy Pro-VCs for Research, Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Prof Joyeeta Gupta, co-Chair of the Earth Commission and Professor at the University of Amsterdam and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Netherlands. The release of the university’s annual sustainability performance report was also announced alongside SSRP’s Phase II launch, followed by an audio-visual exhibition featuring videos, photos, soundscapes from Sussex sustainability research around the world, SSRP’s annual research symposium and a networking drinks reception.