Global Environment & Society Academy

2014 news

2014 news

Student vacancy: Paid bloggers and photographers wanted

We are assembling a crack-team of enthusiastic and open-minded student bloggers and photographers to cover some of our Innovative Learning Week Events.

Visit green homes across Scotland throughout September

Homes and businesses across Scotland are opening their doors throughout September to showcase renewables systems and energy efficiency measures.

Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship: 'Wildcard' competition

An opportunity to win a place on the Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship programme. Find out how to enter.

Highly Skilled Workforce scholarships

There are 20 Highly Skilled Workforce scholarships available for the academic session 2014/15.

Edinburgh University and GESA strengthen North American ties with New York base

The opening of a new liason office in New York City illustrates The University of Edinburgh commitment to long-standing links and relationship building with North America.

Legacies of the 20th Century and Challenges for the 21st, Sir John Beddington

This year's Our Changing World Enlightenment Lecture, on 19 November 2014, will be delivered by Professor Sir John Beddington, entitled ‘Legacies of the Twentieth Century and Challenges for the Twenty-First’.

GESA Deputy Director visits University of California, Berkeley

GESA deputy director Elizabeth Bomberg spent some time as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley where she was researching the politics surrounding fracking (a topic also tackled by GESA Masters reading group), and a new project on environmental activism in churches.

Dr Morgera Contributes to UNEP Course on Environmental Treaties

Dr Elisa Morgera was invited to contribute to the eleventh edition of the high-profile course on multilateral environmental agreements, international environmental law-making and diplomacy organised by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the University of Eastern Finland.

Edinburgh student wins Colin Donald Award for Environmental Law 2014

Michaela Schwedeler, a current student on the LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law, has won this year’s prestigious Colin Donald Award for Environmental Law 2014 which is offered by the National Trust for Scotland in partnership with the University of Glasgow.

Nagoya Protocol project successfully completed

New monograph on the Nagoya Protocol sees the culmination of research efforts, which began at a workshop at the University of Edinburgh.

Dave Gorman video

A talk from January 2014 from Dave Gorman, Director of the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity Speaks at the University

On 10 June 2014, Dr Braulio Dias delivered a keynote speech on the evolution of the international biodiversity regime and its future directions. Dr Dias' presentation was followed by an academic-practitioner panel discussion.

Stephen Porter video

A talk from January 2014 from Stephen Porter, Lecturer in Carbon Management, School of Geosciences.