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Code red for humanity- Dr Aoife Foley
23 November, 2021

Queen’s University's Public Engagement team have launched a new series of videos and podcasts on climate change, in response to the IPCC Report published in 2021.

Sir Tim Smit
18 November, 2021

Does Salvation from Climate Change Rely on the Moral Compass of the Corporate World?

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SUSTAINABILITY | 12 November, 2021

A new report has highlighted the extensive benefits to the UK economy if immediate action is taken by local authorities to address the climate crisis.

CLIMATE CHANGE | 10 November, 2021

As Cop26 continues to debate the role of methane in climate change, scientists at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) are to feed seaweed to farm animals in a bid to slash methane emissions by at least 30%.

ENVIRONMENT | 9 November, 2021

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, will today (Tuesday 9 November) launch the All-Island Climate and Biodiversity Research Network (AICBRN).

1 November, 2021

Leading stakeholders from the worlds of agriculture, sustainability and food systems met at Queen’s University Belfast at a stakeholder evening hosted by the Queen's-AFBI Alliance.

2 November, 2021

World-leading researchers from the WTECH Centre at Queen’s University Belfast are travelling to COP26 this week to highlight Northern Ireland’s key role in developing zero-emission public transport vehicles.

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SUSTAINABILITY | 1 November, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast has pledged a multi-million pound investment in a new sustainability action plan to help play its part in tackling the global climate emergency.

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Sustainability | 18 October, 2021

Computer hardware needs to be transformed to become more like the human brain if we are to lower greenhouse gas emissions and avoid future water shortages, a Queen’s University Belfast expert has said.

Richard Good, Director of the Turnaround Project, Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Kate Nicholl and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Professor Ian Greer.
19 October, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast has launched a Bike Hub in partnership with social enterprise Big Loop Bikes, to increase access to cycling for staff, students and the wider south Belfast community.

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SUSTAINABILITY | 15 October, 2021

Queen's has been recognised for a third consecutive year in Northern Ireland's prestigious Green Flag awards.

ENVIRONMENT | 13 October, 2021

New research at Queen’s University highlights the impact that microplastics are having on hermit crabs, which play an important role in balancing the marine ecosystem. 

Fishing is still carried out in the same traditional way that harvested the oysters more than 160 years ago in the Muar River and involves free diving and collecting the fish by hand one by one
SCIENCE | 12 October 2021 | 12 October, 2021

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher who led a team which discovered a rare new species of oyster is working on a biodiversity project with academics in Malaysia to ensure that it is protected.

SCIENCE | 29 July, 2021

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown that invasive species, such as the grey squirrel, European rabbit and Japanese knotweed, have cost the UK economy over £5 billion over the past 40-50 years.

HEALTH | 20 July, 2021

A new study by Queen’s University Belfast and Washington University in St. Louis shows that promoting physical activity is key to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

UN Sustainable Development Goals
16 February, 2021

We are delighted to launch a dedicated Engaged Research funding stream to assist colleagues and partners working on addressing and delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Science | 10 June, 2021

World-leading researchers at Queen’s are collaborating with industry experts to develop the next generation of single and double deck hydrogen buses, helping in the global fight against climate change.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 1 April, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast has won the Student Engagement Award in addressing climate action and enhancing biodiversity at this year’s Green Gown Awards UK & Ireland.

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ENVIRONMENT | 16 November, 2020

A researcher at Queen’s is leading a new global project focusing on helping two African communities to manage the impact of climate change on their cultural heritage.

ENVIRONMENT | 29 April, 2020

New research from Queen’s University Belfast and Liverpool John Moores University reveals how the microplastic pollution crisis is threatening biodiversity.

Science | 26 February, 2020

A new research study led by Queen’s University highlights the crucial role that recovering native predators can play in conserving the natural ecosystem.

ENVIRONMENT | 14 February, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and Tel Aviv University in Israel have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies to date to better understand what affects life expectancy among all living vertebrates in the world.

26 November, 2019

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for homes in winter, charcoal for summer barbecues or water filters in

Photo: Belfast Climate Commission launch
ENVIRONMENT | 10 January, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast City Council have today (Friday 10 January, 2020) launched the ‘Belfast Climate Commission’, to drive action on the climate crisis.

Belfast Landscape
SOCIETY | 12 April, 2019

A new Energy Transition and Climate Resilience Commission for Belfast has recently been announced as part of a three-city £3.5 million climate action project.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
SOCIETY | 31 January, 2019

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher is part of a new Place-based Climate Action Network (P-CAN), which will help the local delivery of the UK’s climate change objectives.

ENVIRONMENT | 20 November, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found noise pollution is threatening the survival of more than 100 different species.

Sustainability | 9 November, 2021

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have been interviewing people across the region to try to crack the puzzle of why some people recycle and others don’t.