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The Sustainability Team is recruiting!

Want to join UCL’s Sustainability Team and help improve the sustainability of our business and projects? More...

Published: Nov 25, 2014 10:35:00 AM

UCL achieves Highly Commended for Sustainable Facilities Management

UCL and its partners Office and General and Bywaters have received a Highly Commended accolade at the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) awards. More...

Published: Nov 12, 2014 10:43:00 AM

UCL backs proposed Cycle Superhighways

Image: a visualisation of proposed segregated two-way cycle track on Tower Hill
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Published: Nov 6, 2014 5:17:00 PM

Will your department take part in UCL Green Impact?

Green Impact, UCL's annual sustainability programme is now live for the 2014-15 period, and all departments and divisions are encouraged to get involved.  More...

Published: Oct 31, 2014 5:10:00 PM

Milena Nikolic (Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences Research): There Aren’t Plenty More Fish in the Sea: A Causal Model Approach to Understanding Overfishing

Once considered inexhaustible, our oceans are now in a state of global crisis as more and more people compete for fewer and fewer fish. Overfishing threatens the food and economic security of millions of people who rely on fish as a direct source of nutrition and a means of income. Yet the solutions are in our hands, because what we buy for dinner tonight can determine whether tomorrow's generations will continue to enjoy the oceans' riches.
Our research recognizes the need to incorporate consumer’s behaviour into conservation strategies. Our aim is to understand how consumers represent the causes of complex environmental phenomena such as overfishing. In particular, do they see themselves as a key link in a complex supply network that creates motivations to overfish? To what extent do they see their seafood choices as deterministic causes of overfishing? We use a causal model approach to explore the answers to these and other questions.