Practices of democratic governance and decision-making have been institutionalised in environmental policy, yet are constantly evolving and travelling, and new democratic practices are continually being developed.
Supervisory Team. Dr Tom Cameron ([email protected]) - School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex. Dr Gina Yannitell Reinhardt ([email protected])- Department of Government, University of Essex.
Our Political, Social and International Studies courses offer students a broad range of options and opportunities – from politics to international relations, media and popular culture to public policy and management, and beyond.
This project will involve work on environmental policies and investigation of how anaerobic digestion processes comply with current environmental policies; what changes in policies will be needed to make these processes feasible to fit in with environmental priorities, and the conditions under which the technology can be reconciled with both economic and sustainability objectives.
Global environmental issues related to food security, biodiversity, and use of antibiotic, pesticide and fertilizers suggest use of smart mixtures of crops/stocks in agriculture, forestry, farming, and ranching.
Air pollution is the largest global threat to health (Lancet, 2017). In the UK, about 40,000 people die prematurely each year due to exposure to air pollution (RCP, 2016) and UK health care costs due to air pollution may be as high as £160 million per year (PHE, 2018).
Salmon populations are declining and in need of active conservation measures, but how is their freshwater habitat best managed to maximise their survival? The juveniles live in uplands streams that would previously have contained many adult salmon that would have died after spawning, so releasing nutrients into an otherwise nutrient-poor environment.