Launch of UCL Islands Laboratory and sustainable islands book
5:00 pm, 22 November 2018
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.
G01Central House14 Upper Woburn PlaceLondonWC1H 0NNUnited 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