Centre for Environment and Sustainability

The Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) is an internationally-acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development.  It takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the analysis of sustainable systems, integrating strong, engineering based approaches with insights from the social sciences to develop action-oriented, policy relevant responses to long-term environmental and social issues.  CES’ leading-edge Masters and Doctoral programmes equip students for careers towards a sustainable future.

CES prides itself in providing a friendly and supportive environment in which our internationally and culturally diverse group of students and staff can flourish.

P3Connect - Talks

We are pleased to announce another event in our series of talks called P3Connect where we invite industry experts to share their experiences and insights in sustainability. 

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Internationally-Acclaimed Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Development

Inter-Disciplinary Research for Long-Term Social and Environmental Change

Integrating Innovative Research, Teaching and Advice

EdieLive in Birmingham

  • Tuesday 23 May. 2017

  • Wednesday 24 May. 2017

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CES 25th Anniversary Event

  • Wednesday 05 Jul. 2017

  • Thursday 06 Jul. 2017

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Getting CLEVER about throwaway devices

The average person in the UK has a new mobile phone every two years, leading to vast amounts of electronic waste going into landfill. An outreach project by environmental researchers at Surrey has targeted teenagers to find ways of tackling this global challenge.

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Environmentalists pioneer research on implementing ‘absolute sustainability’

The University’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability has collaborated with a major UK company to identify how global organisations can work within ‘Planetary Boundaries’ rather than focusing on improvements relative to their previous performance.

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CES academic to play key role in ISIE

Dr Jacquetta Lee has been appointed as Executive Secretary of ISIE (the International Society for Industrial Ecology).

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