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Environment and Society Dynamics.

How is development changing and how can we work towards green economies that are low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive?

Research in this theme is concerned with generating insights into sustainable and equitable rural development, agrarian transformation, conservation, and environmental change across Africa, Latin America and Asia. We have particular interests in scrutinising the management and use of water and land, in analysing datasets for tracking society/environment dynamics, and in examining the implications of the growing trend for developmental corridors (prioritising agriculture and infrastructure). Our research is conducted in partnerships with universities in the global south, as well as with development agencies to ensure relevance, uptake and practical application.

Researchers in this field include: Frances Cleaver, Luke Whaley, Brock Bersaglio, Johan Oldekop, Charis Enns.