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Sustainable Futures

Envisioning and delivering transformations through research and innovation

Sustainable Futures works with regional, national, and international stakeholders to support transformations towards environmentally and socially just societies.

We achieve this through engaging individuals and communities in our research and by sharing our knowledge with those who can use it to make a difference.

Contact us at sustainablefutures@aru.ac.uk

Research institutes, centres and groups

Global Sustainability Institute
Sustainable Futures research centres and groups
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Case studies

Find out more about some of the projects ARU staff have working on as part of the Sustainable Futures research theme.

Watch videos about some of our key projects


24 November 2022

Read the latest IRENES newsletter

Find out about the latest IRENES project developments in the UK and internationally in our newsletter.

Read the fifth IRENES newsletter
22 September 2022

Sustainable Futures to launch to the public with appearance from first British astronaut

The Sustainable Futures theme launches to the public at Chelmsford Cathedral on Tuesday 18 October 2022, with a keynote speech by Helen Sharman OBE, the first British astronaut. Helen will also answer questions in discussion with Abigail Blake, ARU Masters student in Sustainability.

Find out more about the Sustainable Futures launch event with Helen Sharman OBE
22 September 2022

Sustainable Futures to hold event as part of ARU Family Science Day

The Sustainable Futures team is holding an event alongside the Gaia exhibition at Chelmsford Cathedral, in support of the ARU Family Science Day on Saturday 15 October 2022 at the Chelmsford Science Festival.

Download Sustainable Futures activities for families
22 September 2022

Sustainable Futures to hold launch event

ARU researchers are invited to attend the launch of the Sustainable Futures research theme in Cambridge on 27 September 2022. This is a great opportunity to network with colleagues, meet regional leaders in sustainability, and collectively brainstorm new, exciting areas for research activity.

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