Global Environment & Society Academy


Find out about upcoming and past Global Environment and Society Academy events.

2020 Environment & Society Research Mixer

Want to improve student employability, make useful connections and share sector knowledge...?

2019 Welcome Event - Sustainability at Edinburgh

Join us for a welcome reception to meet fellow students, academic and professional services staff and local community members. Hear more about sustainability at Edinburgh and ways you can get involved, make connections and really get the most out of this year.

Our Changing World

Our Changing World logo - nature merging into megacity
A series of public lectures examining global challenges facing society, and the role of academia in meeting these challenges.

GESA Masters Reading Group: Climate Fatalism

The last in our GESA Masters series, this group will take an interdisciplinary look at Climate Fatalism and how our teaching and learning can prepare students to combat this.

GESA Masters Reading Group: Biodiversity and Wellbeing

The University is developing a biodiversity policy and one of the pillars of that policy is well-being.

GESA Masters Reading Group: Fracking

The global expansion of fracking could serve to provide energy security and carbon emission cuts which dwarf those of the last gas boom. Unfortunately, this new process, and the vast reserves of gas it makes available pose a major threat to avoiding dangerous climate change.

The 2018 Planetary Health Annual Meeting

The second Planetary Health Annual Meeting in Edinburgh is to bring together new communities around the world to stimulate interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration towards ground-breaking solutions to major planetary health challenges.

World Symposium on Social Responsibility and Sustainability

An interdisciplinary event, mobilising scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing projects focusing on social responsibility and sustainability from across the world.

Resource Efficiency workshop 2018

The annual Resource Efficiency workshop is for anyone interested in reducing waste and using resources more effectively on University campuses.


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