Knowledge for better food systems

PhD: Global telecoupling - Linking UK consumption to international natural capital dependencies, University of York, UK

Deadline: 
28 Apr 2017

This PhD project is focused on combining quantitative economic modelling, qualitative analysis of stakeholder priorities and needs, scenario development, and environmental science to develop, apply, and communicate outcomes from a suite of indicators explicitly linking consumption activities to natural capital utilisation and depletion, and associated risks. Food systems will be the initial focus because of their importance to human well-being, the environment and the economy (from both consumption and production perspectives) and relevance to academic research being conducted at York (e.g. N8AgriFood and IKnowFood project) and the UK’s environment policy. Collaboration between the Stockholm Environment Institute, York Environment Department and WWF-UK offers an opportunity for training at the science-policy-practitioner interface.

Read more about the position here.