South Coast sustainability
The research in this theme investigates rapidly changing environments in and around Sussex and along the South Coast – and their potential to be sustainable. The projects primarily focus on the SDGs for Improved Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2), Good Health and Wellbeing (SDG 3), Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), Climate Action (SDG 13), and Life on Land (SDG 15), and especially their interactions.
- CarbonMap initiative for sustainable land management
- Delivering food security and biodiversity conservation through rewilding and community agriculture
- Developing an ecosystem of business networks to support SMEs transition to the circular economy
- Documenting the recovery of the Sussex inshore ecosystem post trawling byelaw
- People, pollinators and pesticides in peri-urban farming
- Ripple Effect: advancing waterway resilience in Sussex, England
- South Coast sustainability: Capacity building to create sustainable land use systems
- Uncertain pedagogies for youth and community resilience (follow-on project: Creating with Uncertainty. Covid recovery to educate for sustainable futures)
- Understanding place-based knowledge and its boundaries for sustainability transitions
For further information on South Coast sustainability and local biodiversity projects, take a look at the university's 'Big Biodiversity Conversation' and learn more about innovation and engagement activities in the local community.
UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (UKFS-CDT)
The University of Sussex is proud to be a consortium partner in the UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (UKFS-CDT) which aims to develop the next generation of food system change makers and will train over 65 doctoral students from 2021-2027 capable of leading the UK towards a resilient, healthy and inclusive food future.
The UKFS-CDT brings together nine research institutes, including the University of Sussex, plus over 50 food systems Academy partners from business, government and civil society. SSRP coordinates the Sussex branch of UKFS-CDT. Find out more about our involvement and how to apply here.