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Our Centres and Institutes on sustainability

Below some examples of our collaborative work through our Institutes and Centres that contributes to environmental and societal changes.

Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy

The CSDLP aims at advancing sustainable development through research across intersecting thematic areas.
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Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

Our IHRR supports innovative research and training for use in policy and practice, collaborating directly with communities, Non-governmental organisations and governments
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Human Rights and Public Law Centre

The Human Rights and Public Law Centre helps to bring about real legal and public policy change in the UK and beyond.
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Durham Energy Institute

Our Durham Energy Institute delivers understanding, leadership and solutions for energy decarbonisation and the transition to net-zero.
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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

The WRIHW is our flagship Institute. We foster research relating to human health & wellbeing in developed and developing countries from the individual to global scale.
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Global Policy Institute

Our network of researchers, practitioners, policymakers provides leadership in the field of global challenges & multilateral & transborder governance arrangements
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Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage

The CECH focuses upon ethical debates surrounding cultural heritage, in particular relation with indigenous people.
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Centre for Social Justice and Community Action

Aim is to promote & develop research, teaching, public/community engagement & staff development around the broad theme of social justice in local & international settings
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Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences

CELLS supports excellence in academic research, innovative teaching and public dialogue on the ethical, social and regulatory issues raised by the life sciences
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El Shaarani Centre for Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance

EFAG promotes intelligent debate and understanding of ethical finance, faith-based finance, socially responsible investment, governance and accountability.
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Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics

We work on a range of prominent environmental & energy problems. issues are associated with failure/absence of proper markets requiring corrective public policy actions
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Catalysis and Sustainable Chemical Processes

Our group's goal is to deliver innovative, environmentally friendly and green methods of chemicals synthesis. We develop unique solutions that have industrial impact.
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