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UCL Environmental Sustainability Topic Lunch Series
The Environmental Sustainability team hosts a topic lunch series, presentations are given around once a month by UCL and external speakers. If you would like to attend a presentation or are interested in presenting, please contact greenucl [at] ucl.ac.uk. This year's schedule is shown below.
In April-July 2013 presentations will be given by the Environmental Sustainability team Sustainability Managers. The manager will present on their work at UCL for 10-15 minutes, then an opportunity for extended discussion will follow. The topics covered will be Energy and Carbon, Construction, Resources and Environmental Sustainability Management Systems. For more information please see Environmental Sustainability Training.
February 25th 2013 1-2pm - Dr Colin Provost (UCL Political Science) "Designing Environmental Protection in the European Union"
The implementation of regulatory policy is central to protecting our environment and our natural resources. Whether businesses comply with environmental regulations depends heavily on the design and enforcement of such regulations. The European Union has long had a reputation for high standards coupled with flexible enforcement that makes for more cooperative compliance, but some scholars argue that the European Union’s system of checks and balances and its expansion of judicially-enforceable rights are leading its policies down a path of legalistic and rigid enforcement standards. I examine these claims and what they mean for the future of environmental protection in the European Union and beyond.
This presentation will be open to the public and will take place at UCL in the Anatomy building room B15. If you would like to attend this event please book a ticket via Eventbrite.
- Slides from the presentation (PowerPoint file).
January 28th 2013 1-2pm - Dr Jenny Mindell (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) "Cycling, walking or driving – what are the risks and benefits?"
Cyclists killed on the roads make the headlines but is cycling really that dangerous? How does it compare with other risks we take, such as turning off a motorway onto a local road? What are the risks of driving? And what about the risks we impose on others when we travel? This presentation will address these questions, using data from England.
This presentation will be open to the public and will take place at UCL in the Cruciform Building Room B404 - LT2. If you would like to attend this event please book a ticket via Eventbrite.
- PLOS One article
- reduced set of slides from the presentation
- Free cycle safety training with the UCL/TfL cycle safety ambassador scheme.
Blogs about the presentation:
November 26th 2012 1-2pm - Stephanie Gauthier (UCL Energy Institute) "Mapping personal thermal comfort - an application to dwellings"
Thermal comfort has widespread implications, including health and energy demand, yet little is known about the interrelation between thermal-discomfort responses and physical settings. This research presents a mixed-methods’ framework to measure environmental and physiological variables. One of the key aims is to gather accurate measurements while using ‘discreet’ observatory systems to have minimum impact on the occupants’ behaviour.
Green UCL blog post by Stephanie.
October 29th 2012 1-2pm - Alastair McMahon (BioRegional) "Urbanisation in China"
BioRegional have been working in China for over 9 years assisting house builders and local government with integrating sustainability into policy and practice. In this presentation BioRegional will talk about some of their successes and failures, and the challenges facing the construction sector, local government and citizens along China’s path to sustainable urbanization.
Green UCL blog post about Alastair's presentation.
September 24th 2012 1-2pm - Hayley Baines-Buffery (BioRegional) "One Planet Organisations"
Introduction to the One Planet Living principles and overview of some of BioRegional’s work with businesses and the construction sector. BioRegional’s approach to integrating sustainability and inspiring action will be explained using case studies including B&Q.
July 30th 2012 1-2pm - Richard Jackson (UCL Environmental Sustainability) "Sustainability at the Olympics"
Sustainability of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games