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The Global Systems Institute works closely with other centres of excellence across the University and beyond. 

The Earth League is an international alliance of institutional and individual members, who work together to respond to some of the most pressing issues faced by humankind including climate change, depletion of natural resources, land degradation, water scarcity, or food security. The work of the alliance is guided by the principles of sustainable development.

The Earth League aims at providing stakeholders and actors with robust information for decision making concerning a wide range of issues that need immediate and long-term action. While addressing existing and emerging problems created by resource use beyond our planet’s capacity, the Earth League explores how problems can be anticipated and avoided through strategic action and innovation.

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The Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) is a £30million interdisciplinary centre, leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change, and in so doing, enhancing people's lives by improving their relationships with the environment. The GSI and ESI work in collaboration to support research into sustainability. The GSI conducts a top-down approach to understanding global systems and providing solutions to global change. The ESI adopts a more bottom-up approach focusing on environmentally oriented solutions. This gives the two institutes a natural complementarity and synergy to understand complex systems

The Institute is based at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus near Falmouth.

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The European Centre for Environment and Human Health conducts world-class research into the complex links between the environment and human health.

Part of the University of Exeter Medical School and supported by funding from the European Union, the Centre analyses the risks and benefits that the environment poses to health, while ensuring its findings also have relevance to the UK business community.

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Exeter City Futures’ (CIC) vision is a carbon-neutral Exeter that remains a great place to live for future generations. We are working to achieve this through our mission: to bring Exeter’s businesses, individuals, communities and leaders together and provide the coordination and focus needed to deliver the city’s carbon ambitions.

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The University of Exeter Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) provides a hub for data-intensive science and artificial intelligence (AI) activity within the University and the wider region.

Their vision for data science is to innovate new means of interrogating and understanding data and then to innovate and apply cutting-edge data analytical methodologies to diverse questions. We are a truly interdisciplinary research institute with data scientists, mathematicians, and computer specialists across many of our Colleges, Research Institutes, and Departments.

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The South West Environment and Climate Actions Network (SWeCAN) is an emerging initiative for anyone in the South West to learn more about climate positive action in the South West. Anyone can be involved, from local authorities, charities and individuals to international business in the region or local SME’s.

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The Sustainability and Circular Economy research cluster is an exciting new interdisciplinary research community at the University of Exeter’s Business School.

It brings together:

  • political economists
  • supply-chain experts
  • biologists
  • business administrators
  • mathematical modellers
  • social scientists

from across the Business School to explore, interrogate and challenge a wide variety of ideas relating to how life on this planet can be made more sustainable, circular and resilient.

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The Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health is a world-leading research centre. It is dedicated to providing innovative approaches to enabling health and well-being across the life course. The Centre brings experts together from different disciplines. By combining their knowledge and skills the Centre can address health & well-being issues that affect people from all walks of life.

In an era that has seen extraordinary improvements in human health from the application of biomedicine, a range of significant health challenges still remain. These challenges involve interactions between social, cultural, environmental and biological factors, many of which operate globally as well as locally.

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