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The Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) is internationally renowned for working at the forefront of interdisciplinary research, on a range of environmental issues.

The Centre uses social science analysis as a link between existing scientific knowledge and policy guidance, with the aim of mitigating environmental problems in both developed and developing economies.

Central to CSERGE's mission is an ongoing commitment to explore issues that are important not only to a range of academic interests, but also relevant to policy-makers and stakeholders in the field of environmental sustainability and human wellbeing.

The Centre strives for excellence in the conduct and presentation of its research, and aims to make its findings relevant for a variety of circumstances and users.

The Centre's interdisciplinary programme is based around a number of research areas and is funded from a range of sources including international bodies, the UK research councils, national and EU government departments and agencies, NGOs and the private sector.

CSERGE researching covers a huge array of topics such as sustainable development, the relationship between humans and the environment, natural resource valuation and management, economic instruments, land use, water, energy, wetlands and coastal zone management, climate change, ecosystem services and natural resource accounting.