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  • Date and time: Tuesday 21 July 2020, 9am to 12pm
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers only)University of York researchers
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join YESI and the Research Theme Champion for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience for an online half-day workshop to explore emerging topics in post-COVID-19 environmental sustainability research.

COVID-19 has led to a global social and economic crisis unseen since the 1930s. It has also highlighted many underlying challenges and opportunities for change across diverse areas including energy, transport, food, biodiversity loss, marine management, and air quality. It has demonstrated that human activities and their impacts are highly interconnected across issues of social justice, economy and well-being, with resulting disruptions providing opportunities for new thinking about how societies might move rapidly and extensively towards more environmentally sustainable futures.

The University of York, with its strength in diverse environmental research and its renewed focus on a University for the public good, is well placed to highlight and draw out issues, implications and future directions arising from COVID-19. YESI and the Research Theme Champion for Environment, Sustainability and Resilience have thus teamed up to help stimulate further interdisciplinary research relating to ‘environment and sustainability in and for a post-covid world’.

To help begin this process we are holding a half-day workshop to:

  • share and explore emerging ideas about environment and sustainability, broadly related to, or more widely inspired by, insights emerging from COVID-19.
  • stimulate and support the rapid production and publication of a suite of agenda-setting papers in this area.

The workshop is open to all researchers at the University of York interested in working in this area, and will combine ideas generation with lightning pitches and feedback on research topics and papers already in development. You do not have to have an idea for a paper or be committed to writing one and may just be interested in the discussion and want to learn about the research of others.

Joining details will be sent ahead of the event.

If you have any queries please contact