With this theme we will be developing and understanding routes to deliver nature positive systems, going beyond zero pollution to actively benefit the environment. Our researchers are taking a systems approach to developing socio-technical and socio-ecological solutions to pollution.

The theme encompasses areas such as circular economy approaches; understanding the co-benefits of tackling pollution; regenerative, climate-smart, agriculture and forestry approaches; blue-green land and water systems; product servitisation; environmentally positive cities; climate resilience of new investments; system design; and upcycling of wastes.

Theme Champions

This theme is led by Professor Tom Bell (Department of Life Sciences) and Dr Jem Woods (Centre for Environmental Policy).