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Sustainable Consumption Institute

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Spotlight on the latest news from across the Institute.

New SCI video from workshop 'Addressing the Meat Problem'
11 January 2018
A short film of the SCI hosted ESRC Festival of Social Sciences event.

Environmental feminists taking up space at COP
10 January 2018
In our latest blog, SCI PhD researcher Joanna Wilson reports back from COP23, suggesting that the voices of environmental feminists remain sidelined, despite the conference being branded as ‘inclusive’ and ‘participatory’.

SCI to host IST 2018
5 December 2017
The Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI) and Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) will host the 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference at the University of Manchester.

How to solve the ‘monster’ fatberg problem
28 November 2017
In our latest blog, @dralibrowne (and collaborators Mike Foden, Matt Watson, David Evans and Liz Sharp) suggests that greater collaboration is needed to deal with the ‘monster’ fatbergs that are wreaking havoc on our sewers.

The real story behind the huge crowds gathered at iPhone launches
6 November 2017
In our latest blog, PhD Researcher Harald Wieser suggests there is more to iPhone X queues than meets the ‘i’.

SCI Newsletter - Autumn 2017
18 October 2017
The latest SCI newsletter is now available.

Event: Addressing the Meat Problem: What Role for the Social Sciences?
12 October 2017
Thursday 9th November, University of Manchester

Recruiting a Post-doctoral Research Associate
4 October 2017
The Sustainable Consumption Institute are currently looking to recruit a Post-doctoral Research Associate with particular focus on environmental practices in everyday life, such as those related to food, waste, energy, transport, and citizenship.

Conferences Digest: From Athens to Oslo (via Manchester)
29 September 2017
We take a look at the SCI’s contributions to the 2017 conference season

We must accelerate transitions for sustainability and climate change, experts say
22 September 2017
Policy Forum in Science suggests that rapid changes in electricity, heat, buildings, industry and mobility are needed.

SCI academic releases new book
23 June 2017
The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment, edited by Sherilyn MacGregor, is available now.

Frank Geels joins Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency
14 December 2016
Out of 190 applications, five new members have been invited/appointed.

Former SCI visiting fellow releases new book
18 November 2016
Maurie J. Cohen's latest release is called 'The Future of Consumer Society'.

Discover Society - edited by Alan Warde and Luke Yates
7 September 2016
The latest edition of Discover Society is out today and has been edited by the SCI’s Alan Warde and Luke Yates.

New ESRC project with University of Sheffield and the SCI
11 July 2016
New ESRC project with University of Sheffield and the SCI Reshaping the domestic nexus at home: engaging policy understandings of kitchen practices and how they can change.

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