The Earth System Governance Research Centre at Bath will be hosted by the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), an established research centre within the University. Founded in 1975, the Centre for Development Studies acts as the hub for research in the University, tackling global challenges linked to the Sustainable Development Goals.
CDS currently has two Co-Directors – James Copestake and Michael Bloomfield – who will run the ESG Research Centre out of CDS. Yixian Sun will undertake a coordinating role for all ESG Research Centre activities. All three academic leads are Senior Fellows with the ESG Project. Both the ESG Research Centre Bath and CDS itself are located within the Department of Social and Policy Sciences (SPS) within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Bath.