How the sustainable development goals create a political space to reimagine development

Professor Ian Scoones is the Director of the ESRC STEPS Centre. A previous ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize winner, Professor Scoones recently spoke at the event ‘Reimagining Development in Least Developed Countries: what role for the SDGs?’ in June.

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When the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed in September 2015, there was much expectation about how they could help get sustainability back on the development agenda, and push the international community to develop new approaches to development. Continue reading

Storm Desmond – Who wants to talk about climate change at a time like this?

Dr Adam Corner is Climate Outreach‘s Director of Research as well as an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University. Adam manages Climate Outreach’s research portfolio and directs collaborations with academic partners. He writes regularly for the national media, including The Guardian and New Scientist magazine.

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Storm Desmond – Who wants to talk about climate change at a time like this?

In scenes that are – sadly – becoming an increasingly familiar feature of the UK’s winter months, unprecedented levels of rain fell in the North of England and Scotland last weekend. Swollen rivers burst their banks, flood defences failed, and hospitals moved to emergency power supplies. Tragically, several people are thought to have lost their lives as the storm swept the country.

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