More than 30 years on since the landmark Montreal Protocol united the world in a bid to save the ozone layer, an Edge Hill academic reflects on the lessons to be learned in the greatest environmental challenge ahead – climate change.
In a new article for The Conversation psychology lecturer Professor Geoff Beattie and Research Fellow Dr Laura McGuire from the Faculty of Education explore how to get the public to play their part in tackling climate change.
Christopher Dent, Professor of Economics and International Business, is looking to bring together regional educators, business owners, local community groups and students, to find ways of reaching environmental development goals and promoting sustainability strategies through collaboration, cooperation and research, in conjunction with the University’s Institute for Social Responsibility.
Paul Aplin, Professor of Geography, discusses his research into tropical peatland in Malaysia, the ecological impact of palm oil production, a common ingredient in many packaged supermarket products, and the steps we can take to ensure a sustainable future for the industry which doesn’t devastate finely-balanced ecosystems.
With unprecedented scientific consensus, the climate crisis discussion is reaching fever pitch. But how do we address this existential challenge? Professor Geoff Beattie and colleague Dr Laura McGuire recently published The Psychology of Climate Change (Routledge, 2018), where they take inspiration on human behaviour change from some unlikely sources.