News and Events
SPACE (School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering) at QUB has launched
an exciting new MSc programme on Sustainable Practices in the Built Environment.
This new and unique masters suite offers students from a range of backgrounds
the opportunity for cross-disciplinary learning and the development of professional networks in the
field of Sustainability to become a leader in the global green economy.
Information on the new programme can be at:
Collaborating for Climate.
UK-India Capacity Development project for Climate Change and Carbon Management
Planning and review seminar. Wed 10th April
India Institute of Technology, Dehli
As part of the British Council funded Collaborating for Climate project, a seminar was held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi on Wed 10th April.
The purpose of the seminar was to build on previous collaborations and bring together academics from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), with a range of Indian partners.
Collaborating for Climate is a partnership between Queens University of Belfast, the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi and the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal. It is the latest phase in a programme of ongoing collaboration and knowledge exchange which has included Responding to Climate Change conferences in Delhi in 2010 and Belfast in 2012. Collaborating for Climate is funded by the British Council under the Knowledge Economy Partnerships (KEP) 2012.
The seminar included presentations from the Project Coordinator, Dr Robin Curry of ISW/ISEP and Prof Geraint Ellis of the Institute of Environmental Planning (ISEP).
Further information can be obtained from Dr Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Collaborating for Climate web site at https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/CollaboratingforClimate/
ISW research selected for publication in Science for Environmental Policy
Science for Environment Policy, the European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, has highlighted the policy impacts of recent ISW research.
Science for Environment Policy is a news and information service published by Directorate-General Environment which presents accessible summaries of key studies across a range of environmental topics.
All content undergoes a rigorous review process by an independent network of European advisors to ensure that only high quality research is featured.
The research selected was published by Dr Robin Curry of ISW in Local Environment. The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.Curry, R. & Maguire, C. (2011) The use of Ecological and Carbon Footprint Analysis in regional policy making: application and insights using the REAP model. Local Environment 16(9):917-936.
Supported by Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute for a Sustainable World
Peter Froggatt Centre, Queens University Belfast, 20-21 June 2012
A second International Conference on UK-India Perspectives of Climate Change will take place at Queen’s University, Belfast to bring together academics from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), with a range of Indian partners to explore areas of mutual understanding and cooperation in the field of climate change responses. The aims of the conference are to:
- Discuss and exchange knowledge on developments since the first conference that took place in Delhi in August 2010, around the themes of climate, energy and the built environment;
- Continue to build research collaboration between QUB and leading Indian researchers; and
- Identify funding streams, themes and timetables and build research consortia for proposals.
Day 1 will focus on a range of presentations and discussions themes around three key issues: Climate change and Evidence-based Policy; Climate Change and Built-Environment; and Climate change, governance and society. Room 02/017 Peter Froggatt Centre, 9.15am – 5.15pm.
Day 2 will provide an opportunity for delegates to explore specific opportunities to forge UK-India partnerships around upcoming research opportunities. Harty Room, School of Music, 9.30am – 12.45pm.
Places are free, but please register in advance with Geraint Ellis, email@example.com
On Thursday 26th May, Professor Richard Wool of the University of Delaware will be delivering an ISW seminar on the Sustainable Use of Biobased Materials. The seminar will take place in the boardroom of the Ashby Building from 6.30 -7.30 (Coffee and biscuits at 6.00).
The GEM Centre concept was motivated by requests for low-cost, bio-based materials from the renewable energy industry, prompted by the rising costs of dwindling fossil fuel-based materials and the climate change imperative to develop a renewable energy infrastructure and new energy-efficient houses integrated with solar energy. Replacing traditional petroleum-based plastics with low-cost bio-based materials for these green energy projects will provide a drastically improved economic and environmental solution. Another significant development from the GEM Centre is a solar-integrated energy-efficient new house design. This design by Shenton and Wool was nominated for the Richard Branson Virgin Global Warming Solutions Award and is the basis for the proposed construction of 2.2 million low-cost, bio-based Epitoli houses in South Africa.
Introduction by ISW Director and Professor Eileen Harkin Jones
RSVP: Karen Agnew firstname.lastname@example.org