Institute for Environmental Futures

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Institute for Environmental Futures

The climate emergency and global species extinction crisis call for urgent action to ensure the future habitability of our planet. The world must achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to stay below the threshold for dangerous climate change of +1.5°C. The Institute for Environmental Futures carries out transformative and transdisciplinary research into human-environment systems together with our stakeholders and partners. We co-develop policy solutions and innovations towards an environmentally sustainable future.

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An introduction to the Institute for Environmental Futures by the institute’s director, Professor Heiko Balzter.

Institute for Environmental Futures events

Environmental Futures Seminar Series

Co-ops: A Means for Progressive Capitalists to Invest in Mobilising the Poor in the Absence of Government

Presenters: Dr Peter Davis
Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024
Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm, refreshments will be provided
Location: Hybrid, please register for location and online link

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Madrid City's Flora as Model for Biodiversity Conservation Integration in Urban Planning

Presenters: Dr Rut Sánchez de Dios and Dr Felipe Domínguez Lozano
Tuesday 27 February 2024
3.00pm - 4.00pm, refreshments will be provided
Hybrid, please register for location and online link

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Environmental Futures Café

Everyone is welcome to join our Environmental Futures Café. The topic for the café this semester is Environmental Literacy: The benefits of, and barriers to, embedding environmental literacy in interdisciplinary teaching. In these sessions we will explore whether environmental literacy is a useful lens through which to view our teaching and research.


  • Thursday 25 January 10.00am - 10.50am
  • Tuesday 30 January 11.00am - 11.50am
  • Thursday 8 February 10.00am - 10.50am
  • Tuesday 13 February 11.00am - 11.50am
  • Thursday 22 February 10.00am - 10.50am
  • Tuesday 27 February 11.00am - 11.50am
  • Thursday 7 March 10.00am - 10.50am
  • Tuesday 12 March 11.00am - 11.50am
  • Thursday 21 March 10.00am - 10.50am
  • Tuesday 26 March 11.00am - 11.50am

Find us in room G02 Bennett Building (ground floor) University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH. 

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