The Institute has a strong track record of impacting on policy development, public debate and innovative practice to support the improvement of responses and solutions to the global consequences and challenges of a changing climate and resource depletion.
With research projects funded by the EU, national bodies and other funding organisations in the fields of sustainability science, our researchers work to deliver relevant, robust, high-quality research that is used by policy-makers across Wales, the UK and further afield to support evidence-based policy making.
Institute Director, Professor Terry Marsden discusses sustainable place-making in the context of public policy together with Co-Director Professor Susan Baker and Mr Matthew Quinn, Director of Environment and Sustainable Development, Welsh Government.
Who we work with
We connect our academics to industry, business, government and the third sector in Wales, the UK and internationally. Staff from the Institute provide advice and evidence to Welsh Government, the National Assembly for Wales and the wider policy community.
- Anglesey Energy Island
- The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority (BBNPA)
- The Canal and Rivers Trust
- Climate Change Commission for Wales
- Coed Cymru
- CREW Regeneration Wales
- Cynnal Cymru
- Environment Agency Wales
- Environment Systems
- Food Research Collaboration
- Food Security and Land Research Alliance
- Forestry Commission
- GW4The Institute of Welsh Affairs
- The National Assembly for Wales
- National Farmers Union
- Natural Resources Wales
- Office for National Statistics
- Project Seagrass
- Severn Estuary Partnership
- UK National Ecosystem Assesment (UK NEA)
- Wales Biodiversity Partnership
- The Welsh Government
- Welsh Rivers Trust
- Woodland Trust
- Welsh Water
- Wye and Usk Foundation