Centre for Environment and Sustainability
The Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) is an internationally-acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development. Find out more about our centre.
Become a fellow
This is a unique and flexible opportunity for early career academics (postdocs and lecturers) already at Surrey, to explore outside the lecture theatre and/or lab and take part in a programme of impact, knowledge exchange and commercialisation activities within innovation strategy.
Embedding sustainability in education
We are committed to ensuring our students develop their understanding of the consequences their actions can have on the planet and future generations. We offer a free extracurricular course students can take to get an in-depth understanding of issues affecting the sustainability of our planet.
What we offer
Applied industry research collaborations
We can help your organisation reach objectives by using our expertise to resolve your research problems.
Developing action-oriented, policy relevant responses to long-term environmental and social issues.
Our staff members
Professor Richard Murphy
Head of the Centre
Roland Clift lecture series
Every year we run our Roland Clift lecture series presented by a different speaker. Joanna Yarrow from the IKEA Group presented the latest lecture to talk about inspiring and enabling a billion people to live better lives within the planet’s limits.
Find out more about the lecture series.
The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) is an ESRC funded multi-institutional research centre, directed by Professor Tim Jackson. Their vision is to help humans live a better, healthier more prosperous life by looking at the economic, social, political and philosophical areas that will get us there.
Latest blog posts
Review of “The business of less: The role of companies and households on a planet in peril” by Roland Geyer (Routledge: London, 2022)
Roland Geyer’s new book The Business of Less starts with a vivid vignette – taking us back to 1991...
How much does a heat pump actually cost?
Are Ground Source Heat Pumps or Air Source Heat Pumps the future of UK home heating systems? What is...