Apply now for our 2014 Summer School
on Pathways to Sustainability, 12-23 May
We are pleased to welcome applications for our two-week international summer school on Pathways to Sustainability. Involving innovative forms of teaching and interaction, including an international team of leading researchers in this field, the school will be held at the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK.
STEPS Centre Summer School
Living with uncertainty in India
How do people deal with uncertainty about climate, disease or natural disasters like floods? A new project briefing explains how this STEPS project is bringing together people who study uncertainty with the perspectives of those who experience it.
New resources from the project
Engaging science and politics in a post-2015 framework
A new STEPS Centre/IDS policy briefing examines how science and politics must be engaged in a post-2015 framework in order to tackle the environmental and social justice challenges we face.
Post-2015 policy briefing
One-stop news and views
We are working to make our website even more useful for visitors. Six years after it launched, the STEPS Centre blog has been integrated in to our site, providing ever-changing content. Meanwhile, the homepage and events are more user-friendly. Plus you can now 'like' us on Facebook.
STEPS Centre website
STEPS Centre on Facebook
Is the Nexus secure...and for whom? Call for papers
Water Alternatives will publish a special issue on Critical Thinking On the ‘New Security Convergence’ in Energy, Food, Climate and Water, with support from the STEPS Centre. The editors invite abstracts by 15 December 2013.
Call for papers
Pro-poor, low carbon development resources
New resources, including presentations and discussion papers, investigate the adoption of solar home systems in Kenya and look beyond hardware financing at how to build pathways of pro-poor energy access.
Low carbon development - October update
Hot topic: GM Crops and biotechnology
GM crops, Golden Rice and other related technologies polarise opinion. However, a simplistic ‘pro’ or ‘anti’ stance leaves little room for a more informed and balanced debate. Our GM and biotech page features highlights from our extensive work on how science, policy and politics interact. Meanwhile read blogs by Andy Stirling and Nathan Oxley on the rhetoric around GM.
GM Crops and biotechnology
Blogs: Good and evil: closing down the debate around GM crops
IPCC climate report: research, resources and expertise
Following the publication of the most comprehensive statement on climate science, we have gathered some of our key resources on the impact of climate change on poor and marginalised people in developing countries.
Climate change and development resources
New zoonoses publications
The Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, led by STEPS, focuses on the connections between animal-to-human disease transmission and environment in Africa. The Consortium has published new research updates for each of its five case study countries, outlining the disease background, key research questions and methodologies being used.
Read the research updates