Centre for Environment and Sustainability

We were first established in 1992 by Professor Roland Clift, and are now an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development.

Our brochure

CES brochure 2018
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Annual Roland Clift lecture with Dr Steve Waygood

Can capitalism deliver sustainable development? Dr Steve Waygood will be discussing this as part of the Annual Roland Clift Lecture Series.


MSc module competition

Last week we ran our Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility MSc module, concluding with a competition where each group created a poster outlining the current and future state of corporate sustainability.

Being an MSc student at CES

Our full-time and part-time postgraduate students talk about their time here at the University.

Extracurricular study

Alongside your usual studies, we offer a free Global Graduate Award in Sustainability. This course will improve your understanding of the world we live in and enable you to gain an understanding of a wide range of issues affecting the sustainability of our planet.

Athena Swan Bronze Award 2018

Our centre has been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze award underlining our commitment to equality and diversity within our centre and the wider University.

View our videos

Professor Richard Murphy talks about the centre and we have Johan Rockström discussing his latest research on the planetary boundaries.

Prosperity Matters

The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) is an ESRC funded multi-institutional research centre, coordinated from the University of Surrey under the direction of Prof Tim Jackson.

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Latest blog posts


IAPS 25 – International Association People-Environment Studies Conference, Rome – 13/07/18

Patrick Elf reflects upon the recent IAPS conference in Rome: The last time I visited the eternal city...


The ‘Right to Repair’ Movement and its Environmental Implications

Winner of the 2018 CES World Environment Day blog competition: Author: Ceri Fenwick Open up the arguments,...

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Centre for Environment and Sustainability
Arthur C Clarke building, Floor 2
University of Surrey