The University of Edinburgh

Climate and sustainability /
User and stakeholder perspectives


The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy at Edinburgh (SKAPE) brings together academic researchers across a range of disciplines, as well as policy practitioners, to examine the relationships and intersections between different types of science and knowledges on policy, including in environment and sustainability.

Design Informatics

The Institute for Design Informatics draws on user centred and participatory design methods to develop design driven solutions in a range of areas including to support conditions associated with sustainable living.

Energy & Sustainability

Led by the cross-College Energy@Ed network, which incorporates expertise from social science, business, law and architecture, as well as through close collaboration with ECCI. Research explores issues around design and governance of energy systems and infrastructures across the world, including in lower income settings, as well as legal, economic and political dimensions of reducing climate emissions, and climate change activism.

Centre for Business, Climate Change & Sustainability

Members of the Centre for Business, Climate Change, and Sustainability work in five main areas of research:

• Accounting for Climate Change and Sustainability

• Doing Business Sustainably

• Financing a Sustainable World

• Transforming to a Sustainable Society

• Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy

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Business, innovation and economy
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Ethics and regulation
Historical and longitudinal perspectives
Place, context and culture
Public attitudes and controversies
Security, risk and harm
User and stakeholder perspectives