Celebrating 25 years of research
into global environmental change (1991 - 2016)

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Celebrating 25 years of the Environmental Change Institute (1991-2016)

In 2016 we are celebrating our 25th anniversary with a programme of activities spread across the year. Find out more and save the dates.


Food systems in the media
Sheila Dillon, BBC. IFSTAL Public Lecture 2016. H O Beckit Room, SoGE, Oxford. Booking recommended.
Conference on Localising Food Systems: The food-energy-water nexus issues of re-distributed manufacturing
Various speakers. The Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford.
Conservation 2037: A day to think about shaping the future of our profession and passion
A one-day conference bringing together cohorts studying conservation MSc to generate a greater sense of collective identity and empowerment; explore the ideas and drivers that suggest a transformation in the science, policy and practice of conservation; and facilitate and encourage 'new generation' conservationists to voice and reflect upon the values, issues and practice which they would like to see at the centre of conservation when they are mid-career (20-years hence). The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
Why India needs monsoon scientists
Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment. ECI Big Ideas Seminar Series. H O Beckit Room, SoGE, Oxford.

ECI Big Ideas Seminar Series

  • With speakers including Craig Bennett (CEO, Friends of the Earth) and Yakov Ben-Haim (Israel Institute of technology) and will take place during 2016-17. Booking is now open for seminars in Michaelmas Term 2016 and Hilary Term 2017.
  • Oxford Centre for the Environment, University of Oxford | More information

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The Environmental Change Institute

The ECI is Oxford University’s institute for interdisciplinary research into the many dimensions of global environmental change. With a network of 150 researchers and students we are well placed to better understand the global environment, find innovative solutions and act as an well respected intermediary for change.