Environmental sustainability and resilience

Our research addresses the unprecedented global challenges of ensuring food security, the increasing demand for energy and water, and preventing environmental degradation - all in the face of climate change. By collaborating widely and working across disciplines, researchers at York are helping to shape a more sustainable future for us all.

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Food security and sustainability

The global population is expanding rapidly and our food system is becoming increasingly vulnerable. Our research investigates how global change, agricultural policies and food waste affect the sustainability of our food supply and develops methods and technologies to tackle these issues.

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