Environmental sustainability and resilience

Whether it is food scarcity and energy security, or climate change and pollution, our interdisciplinary research is providing the evidence base for policy makers to address the key global challenges facing ourselves and our planet, and so shape a more sustainable future for us all.

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How household waste could fuel our future

Our research is transforming rubbish from a problem to a resource

Theme champion

Professor Sue Hartley, research champion for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience

Sue Hartley is Professor of Ecology in the Department of Biology and founding Director of the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI), a leading centre for interdisciplinary environmental research. Her work focuses on the interactions between plants and other organisms.

Read more about Professor Hartley's vision for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience