About the Centre for Sustainable Solutions
The climate emergency is the most urgent, complex, and life-threatening issue of our time.
The University of Glasgow's Climate Change Strategy: Glasgow Green, sets a target of 2030 for carbon neutrality.
The Centre for Sustainable Solutions launched in April 2020. We enable individuals, communities and organisations to act towards a sustainable future through education, research and partnership. We support interdisciplinary, cross-campus and cross-sectoral solutions to climate change.
Highlights from across the University
Sustainability on Campus
The University is working hard across all areas of activity to promote our own contribution to environmental sustainability as an organisation, from top-level strategic policy, planning and partnerships, through important day-to-day activities like travel, food, energy supply, student life, and more. See what's happening here.
Sustainability in Student Life
Sustainability in Learning and Teaching
The Centre for Sustainable Solutions has a strong and passionate commitment to embedding sustainability in learning and teaching for students, staff development, and for any external organisations with a need for quality courses to develop their teams.
- Sustainability in Learning and Teaching Community of Practice
- Sustainability in Learning and Teaching Community of Practice - past events and resources
- COP26 Universities Network Education Briefing and Case Studies
- Centre for Sustainable Solutions courses
Sustainability in the College of Arts
The College of Arts community is contributing to environmental sustainability in many creative ways! Check out their Sustainability Working Group for up-to-date news and projects.
Sustainability in the College of Science & Engineering
The College of Science and Engineering investigates the history, causes and effects of environmental degradation, discovers practical solutions for sustainability, and works with the University to apply solutions across our campus and beyond. Check out what they're up to here.
Sustainability in the College of Social Sciences
The contribution that the College of Social Sciences makes toward environmental sustainability and justice covers a fascinating range of research areas, from sustainable consumption, through lifelong learning to empower citizens, to understanding the legal requirements for mitigating climate change, to understanding and using the wealth of complex data available for planning our collective future. Check out their Sustainability page for up-to-date information.
Sustainability in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) brings a wealth of research expertise to bear on how climate change and environmental degradation affect the human, animal and broader natural world, and how these problems can be solved. Here are a couple of links to get you started:
- Research Theme: Animal Ecology & Environmental Change
- Research Group: Environmental and One Health Economics