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York Environmental Sustainability Institute

Interdisciplinary research generating sustainable solutions to global challenges.

Our mission is to facilitate and deliver world-class collaborative interdisciplinary research on environmental sustainability, co-designed with the researcher community, industry and policymakers

Our innovative approach is based on collaborations between the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences, addressing environmental challenges at local, regional and global scales. 

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We support York researchers and external partners in a variety of ways, from hosting networking events and research workshops to providing support for interdisciplinary funding applications.


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Tweets from YESI

Retweet @marchant_robert
An afternoon spent looking at Arusha’s water ecosystem services and willingness to pay ⁦@York_IGDC⁩ ⁦

@YESIUoY, 6 June, 5.09pm

Do you want to understand the food system better? Join this @YorkFestofIdeas #avacadoanxiety talk by environmental writer @loubgray on the stories and impact of our five-a-day.

Sun 11 June, 4-5 pm➡️

@FixOurFoodteam @YorkEnvironment @UoY_SBS

@YESIUoY, 6 June, 12.30pm

Brush up on your bird knowledge + get ready to be inspired with 101 Curious Tales of East African Birds by @TZBirder! Journey through a world full of fascinating facts + cutting-edge research on the different bird species in the region.



@YESIUoY, 6 June, 9.01am

Retweet @LindsayStringer
Scientists take an important step forward to support the future liveability of the planet on #worldenvironmentday 2023. I’m delighted to have provided one of the forewords for this @YESIUoY @YorkEnvironment…

@YESIUoY, 6 June, 8.30am

200+ York researchers

have joined the YESI Community to develop research projects & indentify new collaborations

30+ York departments, institutes & centres

across all 3 faculties are actively engaged to explore interdisciplinary environmental sustainability research opportunities