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Small but mighty: the role of local authorities in achieving net zero

In the UK’s journey to net zero, action is needed to reduce emissions from every…

Earth Fellows Joanna and Rania after a full day of U7+ events
Edinburgh Earth Fellows champion university climate action at U7+ and Next Forum in Milan

In March, Earth Fellows Joanna Keel and Rania Djojosugito were a part of a delegation…

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£5.9M Wellcome Award funds social scientists tackling single-use plastics in healthcare

After the Single Use, a collaborative project led by Professor Alice Street of the University…

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“Children are like canaries in a coal mine” Dr Swann’s investigation of health and energy

An academic paediatrician at the University of Edinburgh is unpicking the links between energy use,…

Clean plate club: Strength2Food research group takes on primary school plate (food) waste

In a multi-country collaboration, the Strength2Food research group conducted a nutritional and plate waste study…

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Call out for Earth Fellows research projects

The Edinburgh Earth Initiative (EEI) is now accepting proposals from University of Edinburgh researchers for…

How car culture endangers our health, our environment, our society and what Scotland can do about it

“We have built a whole system around cars; car culture is prioritising cars above everything…

Life in plastic, not so fantastic: Edinburgh researcher takes aim at plastics in healthcare

In a little over 100 years since its invention, plastic has transformed our world, simultaneously…

From left: local forest guide, Ovide Emba (research assistant), Esther Bokungu (research assistant) and local forest guide trekking through the peatland forest
The People and the Peat: Making a Living in the World’s Largest Swamp

In the Congo Basin lies an immense system of rivers, forests and swamps. Home to…

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The role of genomics in safeguarding global food security

Long-term changes in temperature, humidity, rainfall patterns and extreme weather events are increasingly posing a…

EPSRC’s £6M funding opens doors for 50 offshore renewable energy research engineers at IDCORE

The importance of offshore renewable energy (ORE) research and mutual cooperation between academia and industry…

Amazon SOS: NERC ‘Large Grant’ Award for Scientists at the University of Edinburgh

A consortium of Brazilian and UK researchers, including University of Edinburgh’s Professor Patrick Meir, Chair…

FloWave Celebrates 10 Years of Offshore Renewable Energy Research

2024 marks 10 years of operations and industry partnership for the University of Edinburgh’s FloWave…

Integrating Climate and Health: Bridging Disciplinary Divides for a Sustainable Future

COP28’s inaugural Health Day was reflective of a growing recognition for the intersections of health…

Crossing the Continent for Conservation: Grasslands in Madagascar and South Africa

A recent exchange program brought together Malagasy protected-area managers with conservation experts from South African…

New Director joins the Edinburgh Earth Initiative

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Lindsay Jaacks as the new Director of…

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Student ideas for a more sustainable future: Meet the entrepreneurship competition winners

The applications to the first round of our Sustainable Business Idea Competition 23/24, run in…

Group photo of facilitators and participants after planting a community garden for the Teaching Climate Justice project.
Jamaican climate justice project promotes ancestral food heritage for resilience

The Caribbean is facing a trio of interlinked crises. The climate crisis is accelerating biodiversity…

Members of Energy@Edinburgh at the SBNZ launch meeting, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
Energy@Edinburgh at the Scotland Beyond Net Zero launch

On the 23rd January, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Just Transition,…

Scientists, including Dr Henley, illustrate the potential impact of a 10m sea level rise in Dubai, projecting it through the COP28 venue.
Reflections from COP28: An Interview with Dr Sian Henley

As the snow settled around the hills of Edinburgh, things were heating up in Dubai…

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Centering People: Community-Led ‘Just’ Transition Projects at the University of Edinburgh

The framework of a ‘just’ transition is intended to benefit many parties: green and sustainable…

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International cooperation on clean energy and climate change: New Global Centre for Electric Power Innovation for a Carbon-Free Society

Electricity is used in a myriad of ways, that can include keeping the household warm…

An interdisciplinary approach to advancing the Offshore Wind sector: how the Energy@Ed network fosters collaboration to address sector needs

The University of Edinburgh is galvanising academics working in offshore wind and related topics to…

Meet the Fellows

In October 2023, 14 new Earth Fellows joined the growing Edinburgh Earth Initiative team to…

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The Vezo People of Madagascar: Navigating our Changing Oceans

On a white sandy Madagascan beach, surrounded by a forest of baobabs, young men launch…

Team Profile: Dr Lars Schewe

Dr Lars Schewe, Reader in Operational Research at the School of Mathematics, was seconded to…

The photo shows Jaacks and Bharath with BLOOM team members in an APCNF farm in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.
Insights into the BLOOM study: investigating benefits of natural farming on human health

Recognizing that climate change poses an imminent and severe threat to human health, this year’s…

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COP28 Joint Statement by University of Edinburgh Delegates

COP28 – a global conference that tackles the climate crisis – launches today in Dubai,…

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Edinburgh joins global climate summit

Students and staff from the University are taking part in this year’s United Nations climate…

University of Edinburgh Partnering Up on Energy, Homes and Livelihoods 

The University of Edinburgh joins the universities of St Andrews and Strathclyde as leaders of…

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Climate and Health profile: Blue and Green Spaces and Sustainable Outdoor Environments

Based at the Edinburgh College of Art, OPENspace is a research centre committed to making…

Izi Robe of the Edinburgh Earth Initiative holding the 2022-23 Changemaker Award certificate
Edinburgh Earth Initiative’s Changemaker

Edinburgh Earth Initiative’s Administration and Communications Officer, Izi Robe, was named as one of the…

Startup Summer Accelerator Demo Day's 14 student startups pictured in front of the ECCI building
Climate conscious student start-ups battle for Accelerator prize

Agricultural tech, seafood waste management and children’s healthcare companies took home the top prizes in…

Perspectives of Energy and a Just Transition

The University of Edinburgh is at the forefront of climate research, teaching, innovation and action…

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On Reimagining Climate Resilience Through Ecopoetics

Climate change is an urgent issue, and interdisciplinary approaches are the need of the hour….

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Refugee Week 2023: Understanding the impacts of climate change on refugees and displaced people

For Refugee Week 2023, we are spotlighting the work of two University of Edinburgh Earth…

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Exploring the Polemics of Fire: ‘Dilli ki Sardi’ Film Screening and Panel

On May 26, the Edinburgh Earth Initiative hosted a film screening and panel discussion to…

The Plastic Pandemic organisers photographed at the event
The Plastic Pandemic: Rethinking Medical Device Innovation, Use and Disposal for a Circular Economy

A guest blog from Advanced Earth Fellow Marie-Louise Wöhrle, organiser of the ‘The Plastic Pandemic:…

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On Adaptation, Interdisciplinarity & More: Announcing the Adapt.Ed Project Report

Join us in congratulating Alys Daniels-Creasey and Sarah Manning, our Postgraduate Earth Fellows, for their…

A picture of the 2023 Earth Fellows cohort posing in front of the ECCI building.
The Earth Fellows Showcase and Launch of the Earth Fellows Edit 2023

May 31, 2023 was a special day for us at the Edinburgh Earth Initiative! To…

People at a public rubbish dump pick through the medical waste.
Medical Practice & Environmental Sustainability: The Medical Waste Project

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day on June 5 focuses on finding practical…

Taking the Initiative on Climate and Health: Health in a Warming World

On April 27, Edinburgh Earth Initiative organised the ‘Health in a Warming World’ event. Hosted…