Latest Blogs

  • Attendees at Malaysia Springboard GCRF workshop Nov 2017 at Sunway

    Digital Economy, Inclusive Growth and Ethical supply chains

    The Pentland Centre has prepared itself for South East Asia research & engagement on sustainable cities.

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    Introducing Marta

    Hello, I am Marta Ferri and I have just started my first year of a PhD in Organisation, Work and Technology at LUMS.

  • An urban green space - Sheep Meadow, Central Park, New York.  By Richard Allaway. Available to reuse with modification via Flickr/Google images https://www.flickr.com/photos/geographyalltheway_photos/6747473261

    Introducing Roisin

    Hello, my name's Roisin O'Riordan, and I’m delighted to have joined the Pentland Centre where I’ve just started a PhD in Ecosystem Services from urban soils.

  • Pentland Brands marketing image of colourful cotton reels

    Auditing Modern Slavery

    As part of my PhD research, I have had the amazing opportunity to travel with Pentland Brands to Thailand to conduct an in-depth audit focusing specifically on modern slavery detection.

  • Saving the world with three simple steps: Unity, Open-mindedness and Collaboration

    Our planet is constantly in distress. With continuous conflict, poverty, inequality and lack of resources, we are struggling to continue with life, as we know it on Earth. Humanity has been lost and people are acting with only their individual needs in mind. We need to unite as one body to make a change.

  • Long Island Railroad Train, from wikimedia commons

    The urban risk machine: Municipal debt and climate change in the city

    Patrick Bigger writes about green bonds and climate finance.

  • US Navy Amphibious Ships, from wikimedia

    Weaponizing Nature

    Military excursions into low carbon fuels is not a case of military greenwashing but rather one of ‘weaponizing nature’, an approach perpetuating an interventionist US foreign policy linked to environmental change, write Patrick Bigger (Pentland Centre) and Ben Neimark (LEC)

  • Carbon catch-22: the pollution in our soil

    Bad behaviour doesn’t usually have good consequences but our fossil fuel and fertiliser habits may have had some “good” environmental side-effects. Our new research suggests that the last 200 years of pollution have increased the carbon stored in soils across natural ecosystems in Britain. And this locking in of carbon in soils provides an offset for some of our carbon emissions. But the catch-22 is if we kick our polluting habits, this carbon is at risk of returning to our atmosphere, contributing to climate change.

  • Soil tracks going through grassland

    Three Reasons to Raise the Profile of Soils in Business

    Sustainable soils are everyone’s business and the connections go far beyond farming and food sectors. Yet soils are largely missing from the corporate sustainability agenda. On Global Soil’s Week, here are three reasons why I believe we as scientists should team-up with global corporations on the path to soil security...

  • Pentland in the news 3

    We set up an Arctic basecamp at Davos 2017. Here are 5 reasons why

    World leaders and decision-makers need to take note of the dramatic changes taking place in the Arctic - written by Gail Whiteman (The Pentland Centre), Jeremy Wilkinson (British Antarctic Survey) and Konrad Steffen (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)