Published: 16 December 2021

New survey to assess how groups monitor and evaluate climate and ecological emergencies

The Centre for Environment and Sustainability is looking for anyone who has a responsibility to monitor, report, evaluate or be held to account on the delivery of climate and ecological emergencies, or working towards net zero in their organisation, to take part in their survey.

There are a plethora of different tools and approaches to monitor and evaluate sustainability initiatives. However, without a standardised national approach in many areas their application is patchy, particularly in how climate and/or ecological emergencies are being monitored.

The study is being carried out by Dr Amy Burnett from our Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) to assess how different user groups are monitoring and evaluating climate and ecological emergencies (which may or may not include the Sustainable Development Goals).

In particular, Amy is looking for as many planners and ecologists as possible to respond to the survey. This will help to understand which sustainability tools are being used to report on climate and/or ecological emergencies that relate to planning and green infrastructure.

The results will be used to inform wider stakeholder engagement on the topic. Interim findings were shared in a workshop held in a Festival of Social Sciences event in November 2021 that explored how different user groups are engaged in such monitoring and evaluation activities, and what else could be done to support them in this endeavour.

Take part in the survey

If you fall under any of the categories mentioned then please complete the survey by 11 February 2022, it should take about 15-20 minutes. You can read more about data management, personal data and data security on the survey page.