Policy Press

Climate change, energy and sustainability

The work we publish creates an understanding of the connection between global discourses on climate change facts, specific policy responses and environmental law, contributing to ongoing debates in academia and beyond. It addresses the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 14: Life Below Water and Goal 15: Life on Land.

Our publishing links to the global project, including the UN Agenda 2030 and provides a solid foundation for international and domestic policies around global warming, to support building impactful democratic solutions. 

Bristol University Press and Policy Press are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact. In Climate change, energy and sustainability, we aim to address the following goals:

SDG Publishers compact logoSDG 7: Affordable and clean energySDG 12: Responsible consumption and productionSDG 13: Climate actionSDG 14: Life below waterSDG 15: Life on land

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A Handbook of Food Crime

Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them

Gray and Hinch explore the phenomenon of food crime. Through discussions of food safety, food fraud, food insecurity, agricultural labour, livestock welfare, genetically modified foods, food sustainability, food waste, food policy, and food democracy, they problematize current food systems and criticize their underlying ideologies.

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Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?

Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons

Leading scholars and practitioners from a range of backgrounds and regions use area-specific case studies to critically assess the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) project and its impact.

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Mapping Environmental Sustainability

Reflecting on Systemic Practices for Participatory Research

Edited by Sue Oreszczyn and Andy Lane

Mapping environmental sustainability explains the development of visual mapping techniques with practical case studies that describe their application in environmental sustainability projects, from working with farmers and their networks to using visual mapping with indigenous communities and managing coastal environments.

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Organising Waste in the City

International Perspectives on Narratives and Practices

Organising waste in the city takes a broad and international approach to the ways in which the issue of waste is framed, and brings together narratives from cities as diverse as Amsterdam, Bristol, Cairo, Gothenburg, Helsingborg and Managua.

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Achieving Environmental Justice

A Cross-National Analysis

This optimistic and accessible book contributes to our understanding of the factors that shape environmental justice outcomes by assessing the extent of, and reasons for, environmental justice/injustice in seven diverse countries.

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Environmental Harm

An Eco-Justice Perspective

A systematic and critical discussion of the nature of environmental harm from an eco-justice perspective, challenging conventional criminological definitions of environmental harm. It features examples and illustrations from many national contexts.

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Development in Africa

Refocusing the Lens After the Millennium Development Goals

This important book looks beyond the Millennium Development Goals to highlight 12 major public policy conversations about the continent post-2015, arguing that Africa as a continent must work on developing a society that is socially, economically and politically inclusive.

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Towards Just and Sustainable Economies

The Social and Solidarity Economy North and South

Academics from a range of disciplines and from a number of European and Latin American countries come together to question what it means to have a ‘sustainable society’ and to ask what role alternative social and solidarity economies can play.

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Gendering Green Criminology

The first volume in green criminology devoted to gender, this book investigates gendered patterns to offending, victimisation and environmental harms. The collection advances debate on green crimes and climate change and will inspire students and researchers to foreground gender in reducing the challenges affecting our planet’s future.

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Transforming Agriculture and Foodways

The Digital-Molecular Convergence

Agri-food systems in the Global North are experiencing a wave of technological innovation in food production and ways of eating. This book is the first to analyse technological and socio-economic change in leading food sectors and it concludes that despite innovation, the food industry is adapting too slowly to the challenges of climate change.

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Planetary Justice

Stories and Studies of Action, Resistance, and Solidarity

This accessible book features the diverse voices of scholars and activists working towards climate justice. The collection explores the politics and practices of moving towards solidarity and flourishing in the face of climate change, biodiversity loss and extinction.

Bristol Uni Press
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Rural Criminology in Global Perspective

State of the Art on the World's Continents

This edited collection crosses international boundaries to highlight rural criminological issues, offering research on rural crime, justice and security from the seven continents with a macroscopic perspective on issues of international concern.

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A selection of related journal articles

Volume 7, Number 1 of Global Discourse featuring:
Paris: optimism, pessimism and realism 
On the obsolescence of human beings in sustainable development
On preparing for the great gift of community that climate disasters can give us

Voluntary Sector Review themed section on 'Re-reading civil society action for environmental sustainability' featuring:
Shoots and leaves: exploring the impacts and fragile sustainability of sustainable place-making projects working with marginalised people
A part and yet apart: how third sector visions of carbon reduction are both welcomed and marginalised
The community economies of Esch-sur-Alzette: rereading the economy of Luxembourg [Open Access]
Assembling community energy democracies

Extinction Rebellion: social work, climate change and solidarity in Critical and Radical Social Work

Extinction Rebellion: a social worker’s observation in Critical and Radical Social Work

The gender dynamics of climate change on rural women's agro-based livelihoods and food security in rural Zimbabwe: implications for green social work in Critical and Radical Social Work

Climate change and food: a green social work perspective in Critical and Radical Social Work

Evidence reviews in energy and climate policy in Evidence & Policy

Contested knowledge in Dutch climate change policy in Evidence & Policy

Does risk-based decision-making present an ‘epistemic trap’ for climate change policymaking? in Evidence & Policy

British political values, attitudes to climate change, and travel behaviour in Policy & Politics

Policies, politics and organisational problems: multiple streams and the implementation of targets in UK government in Policy & Politics

Electricity market reform: so what's new? in Policy & Politics

What’s the Use of Green Shame? from the Global Discourse blog

Green shame: the next moral revolution? from Global Discourse