Sustainability

"Net Zero" Blog Series

Our Net Zero blog series aims to explore the term Net Zero and the research related to it. In doing so, we aim to highlight how social science research at Glasgow can contribute to this area of increasing prominence in the field of sustainability today.

If you would like to contribute to our Net Zero blog, please read the guidance below and email sustainability-irt@glasgow.ac.uk.

How to Contribute to our Net Zero Blog Series

Much of the discussion (and funding) around the climate emergency is currently framed in terms of Net Zero. We think it’s important to explore this term and the research related to it; in doing so, we aim to highlight how social science research at Glasgow can contribute to this area of increasing prominence in the field of sustainability today. The aim is to connect colleagues by sharing their work, as well as highlighting Glasgow’s research strengths to a wider audience. For more information on Net Zero, please see Net Zero Climate and Race to Zero Campaign.

We therefore invite you to send us a short blog about how your work relates to or critiques Net Zero, or expands on the decarbonisation agenda it relates to. Are you working on an interdisciplinary project testing Net Zero solutions? Are you researching other sustainability issues (from green finance and circular economy to biodiversity and flood risk), and want to explore how these connect with Net Zero? Maybe your research suggests we should interrogate or critique the Net Zero lens as unhelpful? For example, are you investigating the relationship between decarbonisation and new forms of colonisation? We would love to share your work and connect you with a broader audience.

All articles will be published on the Sustainability IRT webpage and shared through the College Twitter account and newsletter. For those of you whose work relates to public policy or political process (Scotland, UK or international), we can also arrange for involvement in College’s Spotlight podcast, with Kezia Dugdale and Graeme Roy. Finally, the topics of blogs we receive can also inform future planning for workshop themes or discussions with external partners organised for CoSS colleagues via the Sustainability IRT.

If you would like to share your work and how it links to Net Zero, please send us a short blog (300 – 800 words) including your name and School, to the Sustainability mailbox: sustainability-irt@glasgow.ac.uk. Longer blog pieces could also be considered but do check with us first. We are also happy to repost blogs you have written for other channels or outlets, provided that’s okay with them.