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Impact

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.

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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.

Sustainable Place Making in Public Policy video

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.

Impact stories

Cardiff Bay

Food in an urbanised world

12 March 2015

The role of city region food systems in sustainable development

Sustainable and digital futures

The future we want, within our limits

11 March 2015

Professor Susan Baker discusses new politics and the economics of limits: the future we want and can have.

Welsh countryside

The review of designated landscapes in Wales

4 March 2015

Stage one report now available

Wales Millenium Centre and the Pierhead Building on the waterfront at Cardiff Bay.

Report reveals public attitudes to climate change

30 January 2015

New report reveals public attitudes to climate change.

Evidence Gaps Launch

Let's look at the evidence

30 April 2014

Addressing the gaps in our knowledge about the world around us.

Brecon Beacons partnership

Shaping the Welsh landscape

13 March 2014

Partnership helps develop real solutions to challenges in Wales.

CRT and University signing

Caring for our waterways

31 October 2013

New research partnership helps unlock waterways' potential