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Environment - Health - 17.06.2021
Is the UK government’s clean air approach good enough?
COVID-19 has changed how we live and work. It has also shown how it is possible for government to act swiftly and decisively, and for behaviour change to occur at scale.

Physics - Environment - 16.06.2021

Environment - 16.06.2021
Researchers contribute to UK Climate Risk report
Experts from the University of Birmingham have contributed to a major review of climate risk in the UK, produced by the Climate Change Committee, which shows action to improve the nation's resilience is failing to keep pace with the impacts of a warming planet. The Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk (for the third Climate Change Risk Assessment - CCRA3) is a comprehensive review of the risks and opportunities facing the UK from climate change.

Environment - 16.06.2021
UK needs to step up efforts to mitigate climate change
Efforts to tackle climate change are not keeping up with the fast pace of global warming and increasing climate risks, according to a report by the Climate Change Committee involving UCL experts.

Environment - Economics / Business - 11.06.2021
UK ranks third in new Elite Quality Index 2021
The Elite Quality Report, authored by economists including Professor Maik Schneider, places the UK number three overall against more than 150 countries.

Economics / Business - Environment - 09.06.2021
Helping flood-hit companies build for the future
Helping flood-hit companies build for the future
Companies affected by floods are working with a ground-breaking project aimed at protecting their future business interests.

Environment - 08.06.2021
'Running out of time to protect our oceans' - UN chief
’Running out of time to protect our oceans’ - UN chief
Scientists are sharing groundbreaking research with leaders in the Asia-Pacific region in an effort to stem the flow of plastic pollution into the environment. In a novel eLearning programme launched on World Oceans Day today, officials and leaders in municipal, city and state governments will have the opportunity to learn from scientists who have developed the latest techniques to track and monitor plastic in the waste system, to identify where it "leaks" into the environment.

Environment - Economics / Business - 04.06.2021
Ten-fold increase in carbon offset cost predicted  
The cost of offsetting corporate carbon emissions needs to increase ten-fold to drive meaningful climate action, says a landmark report by UCL and Trove Research.

Environment - Campus - 04.06.2021

Campus - Environment - 01.06.2021

Earth Sciences - Environment - 01.06.2021

Environment - 27.05.2021
Analysis: What would happen to the climate if we reforested the entire tropics?
Professor Simon Lewis and Dr Chris Brierley (both UCL Geography) explain the modelling they undertook to see what would happen if all farmland in the tropics was turned back into forests, concluding that it would have less influence on the climate than might be assumed.

Environment - 26.05.2021
PEARL is the first UCL building classified as net zero carbon
UCL's PEARL building in Dagenham, east London, has received an A+ rating for energy performance, making it UCL's first net zero carbon building, with the export of surplus energy from solar panels expected to make it carbon negative.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.05.2021
Africa Day - celebrating partnerships across the continent
Africa Day - celebrating partnerships across the continent
As the world marks Africa Day, the University celebrates its existing partnerships across the continent and looks forward to further collaboration as a key strategic aim for the future.

Environment - Economics / Business - 24.05.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.05.2021

Environment - 19.05.2021
Time to capitalise on COVID-19 disruptions to lock-in greener behaviours
Analysis suggests that as lockdown measures ease there is a small window of opportunity in which to shift people's habits towards pro-environmental choices.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 14.05.2021
Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change as countdown to COP26 continues
Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change as countdown to COP26 continues
Earth observation satellites provide the most comprehensive real-time check on the health of the planet and are playing a crucial role in the fight against global heating now and increasingly in future, according to leading climate scientists.

Health - Environment - 13.05.2021
'Boost air quality in buildings to reduce respiratory infections'
’Boost air quality in buildings to reduce respiratory infections’
Leading experts in the transmission of airborne pathogens are calling for tighter regulations to control air quality in buildings - as a way of reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Environment - 12.05.2021
New simplified tropical forest assessment tool is highly effective at estimating forest condition
New simplified tropical forest assessment tool is highly effective at estimating forest condition
New collaborative research, led by the University of Oxford and published today in  Ecological Solutions and Evidence , shows that a simple tropical forest assessment tool can robustly estimate fores

Environment - 11.05.2021
Nature has enormous potential to fight climate change and biodiversity loss in the UK - report
A report launched today by the British Ecological Society, with contributions from the University of Cambridge, offers the first complete assessment of the potential of nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change and benefit biodiversity in the UK.

Environment - Innovation - 11.05.2021
Funding awarded for five new innovative clean air projects
The University of Birmingham-led TRANSITION Clean Air Network today announces it is funding five new research projects aimed at improving air quality by reducing harmful transport emissions.

Environment - Health - 10.05.2021
Systemic inequalities driving exposure to high indoor air pollution in London
Systemic inequalities mean that low-income households in London are more likely to be exposed to higher levels of indoor air pollution, according to a report by UCL researchers.

Environment - Life Sciences - 07.05.2021
International Experts Launch First Global Initiative to Map Ungulate Migrations
An international team of 91 scientists and conservationists, including from the University of Glasgow, has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the United Nations' Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). The detailed maps of the seasonal movements of herds worldwide will help governments, indigenous people and local communities, planners, and wildlife managers to identify current and future threats to migrations, and advance conservation measures to sustain them in the face of an expanding human footprint.

Environment - 06.05.2021
How To Save Our Planet: The Facts
UCL Professor of Earth System Science Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) aims to arm everyone 'from the pub to Parliament' with facts from his new book on climate change so that we can act together to save the planet.

Environment - Health - 06.05.2021
Opinion: Climate change - how bad could the future be if we do nothing?
Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) lays out two possible futures for the future, one in which the effects of climate change ravage the planet, and one in which we do everything possible to prevent this being the case.

Economics / Business - Environment - 30.04.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.04.2021
Wasps are valuable for ecosystems, economy and human health (just like bees)
Wasps deserve to be just as highly valued as other insects, like bees, due to their roles as predators, pollinators, and more, according to a new review paper led by UCL and University of East Anglia researchers.
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