UCL Energy Institute


UCL-Energy and UCL ISR Climate Week Blog 2014

28 February 2014

Earth from space

From 3-9 March 2014, UCL Energy Institute and UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources staff and students will be blogging daily to celebrate Climate Week 2014.

Topics will include:

  • Climate and health
  • Climate and poverty eradication
  • Climate and water
  • Climate and resources
  • Climate and energy

There will also be a daily blog from a member of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Climate Change and Health team.

The UCL-Lancet Commission is an initiative bringing together senior international climate scientists, economists, energy experts, and health professionals to present mitigation and adaptation policies necessary to protect human health from climate change, and promote sustainable development. Nick Watts, Head of Project for the UCL-Lancet Commission, will blog on Monday 3 March giving further background and information on the project.

Check back here daily for updates on the latest blogs and follow us on Twitter for regular updates:

Monday 3 March

Climate Crisis: Emergency Actions to Protect Human Health
Blog by Nick Watts, Head of Project, UCL-Lancet Commission
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Climate change, extreme events and human health
Blog by Professor Georgina Mace, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER) Join the conversation and follow Georgina on twitter

The impact of human-driven climate change on human health
Blog by Phoebe Lewis, UCL-Energy MSc student
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Tuesday 4 March

Developing countries and climate change
Blog by Dan Kerr, Research Associate at UCL-Energy

‘Climate, resilience and adaptation’
Blog by Victor Galaz; Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University) Box. Commissioners of WG2 of the Lancet Commission
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How Community Architecture may help Decarbonisation
Blog by Tia Kansara, UCL-Energy PhD student
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Cities in the Global South: A healthy climate for development?
Blog by Mitakshi Sirsi, MSc Environmental Design and Engineering

Wednesday 5 March 

Climate Change and Water – A Link to Engender Action?
Blog by Paul Drummond, UCL ISR Researcher

Climate Change and Water: Stores have a response in store
Blog by Simon Damkjaer, UCL ISR PhD student

Climate + Water: Living with Flooding
Blog by Sofie Pelsmakers, PhD student at UCL-Energy
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Understanding the impact of climate change mitigation on health
Blog by Ian Hamilton, Lecturer and Senior Research Associate in Energy Epidemiology, UCL-Energy

Thursday 6 March

“Half the work, twice the effect” – from a Chinese proverb to the cost-effective responses to the climate crisis
Blog by Wenjia Cai, UCL Lancet Commission

Are carbon sinks just another natural resource?
Blog by Stijn Van Ewijk, PhD student, UCL ISR
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Climate and Land-Use Change: Managing a safe land-ing?
Blog by Darshini Ravindranath, UCL ISR PhD student

Climate Change and Resources
Blog by Alex Zardis, Student



90% of electricity is consumed by buildings – Case study in HK and what the government did
Blog by Ivan Poon, UCL-Energy student

Everything we do contributes to climate change
Blog by Carrie Behar, UCL-Energy PhD student
Get involved in the conversation: Follow Carrie on Twitter – @LoLoStudent

Keeping people on the agenda By Faye Wade, on 7 March 2014

Video: Climate Change and Resource Use
By Stijn Van Ewijk and Seyed Mehdi Mohaghegh