Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, a partnership between the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment and The University of Sheffield, unites experts from various fields with the goal of fostering a sustainable future. A central focus of this endeavour is the nurturing of upcoming sustainability researchers, termed the Grantham Scholars.
These researchers, representing a wide array of disciplines at the University of Sheffield, delve into sustainability issues ranging from plant pathogens to policy. Where feasible, they are mentored by specialists from diverse fields. The Grantham Scholars are equipped with a tailor-made training scheme, aimed at developing a range of skills, such as writing for diverse audiences and engaging effectively with policy makers.
The Centre's interdisciplinary approach mirrors the multidimensional perspective of the Sustainable Development Goals. They undertake dedicated research initiatives to tackle pressing environmental issues. One such project is 'Many Happy Returns', addressing the plastic pollution crisis through a team of experts from fields as diverse as chemistry and linguistics.
The Centre also undertakes collaborative problem-solving efforts in places such as the Zaatari refugee camp. Comprehensive updates about the Centre's activities, including the Grantham Scholars and various projects, can be accessed in their freely available online annual reports.
Since the signing of the Paris Agreement at COP21, the Centre has maintained an active presence at COP meetings, sending both delegates and observers. Insightful narratives from these individuals can be found under 'Grantham Centre at COP'.
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