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Launch of UCL Islands Laboratory and sustainable islands book

5:00 pm, 22 November 2018

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This event launches the Islands Laboratory, a new unit created to provide in-depth insights and guidance about islands research and sustainable solutions for islands nations worldwide to industry and public sector, as well as a new book on sustainable islands.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Maija Powell

Location

G01
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
London
WC1H 0NN
United Kingdom

Islands are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Even today many of the islands have considerable energy supply problems and relies on oil-based power generation. Due to their diverse characteristics, islands could be excellent demonstration sites and vehicle for diffusion of innovative energy solutions that can effectively replace the conventional methods.

This event launches the Islands Laboratory, a new unit created to provide in-depth insights and guidance about islands research and sustainable solutions for islands nations worldwide to industry and public sector.

The event also launches Transitioning Nations Into Sustainable Energy Hubs, a new book authored by Dr Catalina Spataru, which provides an interdisciplinary approach and insights to current research and opportunities and into the type of changes needs to be made to make islands the “energy hubs” of the future, the “hottest energy centred points”, the “golden spots” for sustainability.

The event will feature talks by:

  • Dr Catalina Spataru, Associate Professor at UCL-Energy
  • Professor Raimund Bleischwitz, Director of UCL BSEER
  • Dominic Rassool, Policy and Finance Senior Consultant at Global CCS Institute
  • Eleni Zafeiratou, Knowledge Management Officer at FCH JU

Registration is essential.

About the Speaker

Dr Catalina Spataru

Associate Professor at UCL-Energy