Research

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...

£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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Reflections from COP28: An Interview with Dr Sian Henley

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

COP28 Joint Statement by University of Edinburgh Delegates

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

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...

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...

Perspectives of Energy and a Just Transition

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

On Reimagining Climate Resilience Through Ecopoetics

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

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...

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: 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:...

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...

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...

Medical Practice & Environmental Sustainability: The Medical Waste Project

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

The Heat Researchers across The University of Edinburgh Tackling the Impacts of a Warming World

Heat is one of the key intersecting drivers in the issues of climate and health...

Edinburgh’s Biotechnology Researchers are Accelerating Progress to a Net Zero Scotland

Researchers across The University of Edinburgh are carrying out brilliant research in biotechnology, demonstrating the...

How Easy Rice Transforms Agriculture Through Artificial Intelligence

Nuttakan Wiriyakrieng, Chief Information Officer at Easy Rice Digital Technology, tells us how the company...

Earth Day 2023: How The University of Edinburgh is Investing in Our Planet

This Earth Day’s focus is ‘Invest in Our Planet’ in recognition of the new dawn...

Welcoming the Commonwealth Clean Air Fellows

The Edinburgh Earth Initiative recently welcomed Pratap Chandra Acharya, Swati Kumari, and Suparna Karmakar, all from...

Gender & the Climate Crisis: A workshop with GENDER.ED

Launched in 2017, Gender.Ed showcases and promotes the range, significance and excellence of teaching, research,...

Meet the Earth Fellows: Spring Cohort

In February 2023, 13 new Postgraduate Earth Fellows joined the growing Edinburgh Earth Initiative family...

From the Amazon to the Scottish Highlands: Local and Global peatlands research

Global peatlands are vital stores of carbon, but they are under threat. Changing patterns of...

Edinburgh Ocean Leaders: Creative and Sustainable Leadership for Ocean Solutions

A healthy ocean is essential for a habitable planet and to support the livelihoods of...

A Future-first Fellowship

Future Cities PhD student and recent Advanced Earth Fellow at the Edinburgh Earth Initiative Henry...

Modelling future food security

Dr Peter Alexander, Senior Lecturer in Global Food Security at the University of Edinburgh and...

Documenting oil and inspiring change

Emma Davie, director of The Oil Machine and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh’s College...