The Sussex Sustainability Research Programme supports the sustainability of our planet through rigorous interdisciplinary research, stimulating action and influencing policy.

Our research projects

Building on our existing strengths across the social and natural sciences, our research is rooted in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our funded research addresses interactions among the goals, and how to minimise trade-offs and maximise synergies.

Our projects were funded through the SSRP Fund, and bring together a combination of disciplines from our core Schools and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). These projects have been grouped into five new encompassing themes below. 

Discover our most recently funded projects

SSRP is delighted to be joined by and supporting five new cutting-edge research projects, set to receive funding for the 2023/2024 academic year. These projects, selected as part of SSRP’s 8th seed-funding call ‘Research at the mid-point of SDG implementation’, promise to drive impactful sustainability research forward, focusing on diverse areas such as ecosystem recovery, territorial and indigenous rights, waterway resilience, equitable forest restoration, and place-based research for sustainability transitions.

Explore our SSRP project spotlight and delve deper into the our latest pioneering sustainability intiatives, both in our backyard and further afield.