Sustainability Institute Themes
The Suffolk Sustainability Institute (SSI) will provide a regional centre of excellence.
The Suffolk Sustainability Institute is committed to tackling the causes of climate change. The impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are amongst the greatest threats to public health, the global economy and biodiversity.
The aim is to make our research accessible to all and bring tangible benefits at a global, national and local scale in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation as we work towards a low carbon future through the active decarbonisation of the built environment, industry and physical infrastructure.
Additionally, we aim to drive collaborative climate and sustainability-related research that has a real impact. The Institute will utilise the strengths of its researchers from within our schools and external partners to drive forward our research focus.
We will build an expert team within the University of Suffolk that will lead innovation and transformative multidisciplinary science that enables sustainable use of the Earth’s resources and that supports our regional and global communities to achieve Net Zero emissions
To contribute to, and lead on, quality research, training, and innovation towards effective action on climate change, sustainable use of resources and a healthy environment.
The Institute’s research is centred on three key themes that span a range of emerging research disciplines and pressing urban and rural sustainability challenges:
Sustainable Healthy Communities
Energy and Resource Management
Underpinning the themes is our commitment to translate the work to be useful to everyone.
The Institute promotes applied research opportunity and knowledge exchange capability through its existing research projects, demonstration, and testing facilities including the new Ecolab Living Laboratory.
If you would like more information on our research or to explore collaborative opportunities, please do get in touch with the Institute Director, Prof Darryl Newport: firstname.lastname@example.org