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Environment and Sustainability

Browse the Environment and Sustainability titles in our January sale.

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.


Sarah Bird

Meet the Editor

Sarah Bird, Commissioning Editor (maternity cover)

I have a background in academic publishing, but took a break from it in the last few years to set up a small, ethical publishing company that produced books for a general audience. What drew me to this job, and back to academic and professional publishing, was the fact that Policy Press and now Bristol University Press publish high quality books, with a strong social mission to promote positive social change in all sorts of areas.

I love working with authors, readers and others to turn the germ of an idea for a book into the best project it possibly can be.

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

Senior Commissioning Editor Emily Watt (emily.watt@bristol.ac.uk) is currently on maternity leave.