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Research Centre Bath

About the Research Centre

The Earth System Governance Research Centre at Bath will be hosted by the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), an established research centre within the University. Founded in 1975, the Centre for Development Studies acts as the hub for research in the University, tackling global challenges linked to the Sustainable Development Goals.

CDS currently has two Co-Directors – James Copestake and Michael Bloomfield – who will run the ESG Research Centre out of CDS. Yixian Sun will undertake a coordinating role for all ESG Research Centre activities. All three academic leads are Senior Fellows with the ESG Project. Both the ESG Research Centre Bath and CDS itself are located within the Department of Social and Policy Sciences (SPS) within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Bath.

Recent publications

Implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the governance of biodiversity conservation

Maintaining peace and conserving biodiversity hinge on an international system of cooperation codified in institutions, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…

Climate Refugees: Global, Local and Critical Approaches

The last few years have witnessed a flurry of activity in global governance and international lawseeking to address the protection…

The Political Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming Governance Through Global Goals?

Written by an international team of over sixty experts and drawing on over three thousand scientific studies, this is the…

The Normative Foundations of International Climate Adaptation Finance

Billions of dollars are annually transferred to poor nations to help them adapt to the effects of climate change. This…