In the Environment Research Group (ERG) human geographers and planners undertake in-depth research into multiple dimensions of the burgeoning environmental crisis.
This includes exploring, across scales and varying geographical contexts, issues such as:
- event and festival impacts
- food security and food governance
- environmental practices
- energy transitions
- socio-environmental justice
- sustainable consumption and the circular economy.
ERG members draw on, and contribute to the development of, a wide theoretical approach from fields such as social and political geography, environmental politics, socio-technical transitions, science and technology studies, and political ecology.
Researchers employ a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the multiple scales of environmental challenges, ranging from everyday practices of domestic energy use to global urban food security.
While having strong foundations in Welsh and UK field sites and case studies, members also conduct research across Europe, as well as in Brazil, China and New Zealand.