Agriculture is interlocked with issues of biosafety and nature conservation (together: ABC). Learning one’s ABC requires a variety of disciplines which, however, rarely link up in a more systemic perspective. What requires further unpacking is the socio-ecology of...
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Citizen Food Futures – event report
The Citizen Food Futures event was a week-long event aiming to communicate academic research and opinion on the development of more sustainable food systems and facilitate dialogue with the general public and other stakeholders.
Why the success of a green recovery requires engaging with – and learning from – minority communities
Although the UK has world-leading net-zero targets, simply setting the target is not enough. Achieving it requires the participation of all sectors of society. However, racialized minority communities are under-represented in mainstream approaches to achieving environmental sustainability.
SCI PhD Alice Swift reports on a recent action by the German climate activist group ‘Ende Gelände’
Ende Gelände mobilised thousands in Germany in October, targeting both coal and gas and developing tactics to protect activists from coronavirus transmission.
Waste management and COVID-19 – What have we learnt so far?
Mariel Vilella discusses how COVID-19 has shaken up our waste management systems.
Food support provision in Covid-19 times: Preliminary results from a study based in GM
In June a mixed-method study was launched to understand the obstacles, the needs, and the prospects of the food support providers active in Greater Manchester  immediately after the Covid-19 peak.
It’s time to talk about a feminist green new deal
Building back better requires building back differently. We need a ‘rainbow recovery’.
COVID-19, ecological justice, and veganism
COVID-19 highlights the need for ecological justice. Hannah Battersby explore the links between Covid-19, ecological justice and veganism.
Lockdown and eating out
We are told that nothing is normal, that ‘Lockdown’ has overturned life as we know it. However, beyond the apocalyptic narrative there is much speculation about what might become the ‘new normal’.
Changing behaviours, transforming society
With the search for a COVID vaccine still ongoing to enable a safe way out of the pandemic, the debate about what comes after COVID is currently in full swing.