Policy Press

Environment and Sustainability

The world is facing unprecedented social and environmental challenges, including human-induced climate change and threatened resources.

With a clear remit to publish quality scholarship that addresses the global social challenges we face, we aim to publish books that engage with these pressing problems in thoughtful, critical and practical ways.

This list covers a broad spectrum of issues and focuses on the social justice dimensions of environmental sustainability, including in: climate change; environmental politics; developing sustainable economies; transport and sustainability; and environmentalist thought and ideology.

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Our new Human Geography, Environment and International Development catalogue is now available. Download the pdf here.

Browse Environment and Sustainability articles on our Transforming Society blog.

Watch all Environment and Sustainability videos on our YouTube channel.


Emily Watt

Meet the Editor

Emily Watt, Publisher

My interest in publishing really began when I did a Masters in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University and worked part time at what was Berg Publishers alongside my studies. Not long after I moved back to Bristol and started at Policy Press and I’ve not looked back since. There were fewer staff but there was the same high ambitions and strong social justice ethos that is still at the centre of the Press and has carried through to Bristol University Press. I like that we continue to publish high quality books, with a strong social mission to promote positive social change in all sorts of areas and this is what makes working here so enjoyable.

For me, the exciting part of commissioning is talking to authors and seeing a project grow from a conversation into the greatest book it can be.

If you are interested in writing for our Environment and Sustainability list, please contact me at emily.watt@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.