We are a leading centre for teaching and research on sustainable solutions to the world's environmental issues.
In 2015, we ranked as a QS World Top 100 department. Our staff are experts in a wide range of environmental disciplines and we are all committed to delivering a first-rate student experience.
We'd love to hear from you, so please get in touch.
Professor Mark Hodson
Head of Department
We conduct world-leading research on topics of global environmental importance. Our many strengths include:
- Understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change
- Developing innovative solutions to environmental challenges
- Engaging people with environmental challenges and solutions
Environmental Sustainability and Resilience is one of the University's seven interdisciplinary research themes.
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York Environment Lectures
To celebrate the opening of our brand new building, we are hosting 4 public lectures including talks by geologist Iain Stewart (BBC Rise of the continents; Men of Rock) and Jonathon Porritt (Forum for the Future, former Director Friends of the Earth). Please join us!
08/11/16, 7pm, Prof Callum Roberts (York) - 'Protecting ocean life in an era of rapid global change'
15/11/16, 7pm, Dr Karen Parkhill (York) - 'The importance of talking to You about environmental issues: Insights from research on nuclear power, low carbon transitions & climate engineering'
22/11/16, 7pm, Prof Iain Stewart (Plymouth) - 'The planet & the public: Communicating geo-envirknemtal science to non-technical audiences'
29/11/16, 7pm, Jonathon Porritt (Forum for the Future) - 'Sustainability dillemmas: Short-term political expediency versus long-term planetary exigency''
Thursday 11 August 2016