Category Archives: Academia

LUMES students play CAULDRON: a tool to explore how information about the links between climate change and extreme events could be relevant to policy

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Today I Choose to Highlight Efforts by Students and Researchers to Make Our Planet Great Again

While the news about Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has been likened to ‘a slap in the face’ to the global community, I would like to contrast this against efforts helping to make this planet great again, to quote Macron! This past week I have been engaging directly with students and future researchers in sustainability, geography, development, and climate … Continue reading

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“Universities have the potential to engage and connect people at all scales with the ‘everyday’ consequences of a warming world”

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International Women’s day – what does it mean to you?

When I told my 6-year old daughter that it was International Women’s day today she responded “is there a day for boys too?” I replied, “it is ok for women and girls to have a special day.”* It raises the point that gender equality is not just about having the same number of women and men at the table. It … Continue reading

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Scholarship needs more than ever to look much further ahead and engage with society

Today, I will  participate in a panel discussion at the symposium Disasters Evermore: Past, Present and Future Risk in an Uncertain World. Here is a short reflection on what I will bring to the discussion. I want to highlight that when it comes to climate risk, current thinking in sustainability science is very much about what kinds of rights, access and justice questions … Continue reading

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Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Uncertainty

In my first blog post, I want to highlight the type of work we do at LUCSUS. How has our centre evolved, and what are we about? What is our role in an emerging global discourse around separation, protectionism and ‘alternative facts’? So, how has LUCSUS evolved? Over the past 10 years, LUCSUS has been a leading global Centre for … Continue reading

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