CSSC has been awarded a Leverhulme grant to investigate how to halt and reverse ongoing nature and biodiversity loss

The Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion (CSSC) will undertake research into nature recovery from an anthropological perspective. Researchers at the CSSC will explore how culture and group identity shape different patterns of behaviour that impact nature recovery, looking at how cultural values come into conflict, and how these conflicts are resolved. Using comparative studies in Ghana, Malaysia, and the UK, they will examine how those beliefs are linked to group identity and forms of group alignment, and the relationship between scriptural support for ‘stewardship’ of the environment and willingness act on climate change or other threats to local and regional ecosystems. This research will be an important addition to knowledge about sustaining and improving the environment for future generations.