Celebrating 10 years of UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources
Over the coming weeks the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources will be publishing content from each of our research themes reflecting on the work and achievements of the last 10 years.
To showcase our achievements over the past 10 years, we will be publishing a series of reflections on our research, teaching and outreach. These reflections will highlight the ISR’s remarkable contributions to real-world policies, debates, and decision-making processes – whether by governments, private sector, civil society, or other actors – through our research, engagement and teaching activities.
This will culminate in an event on the 8th December where a panel will discuss some of the major resource challenges facing the world today, and will look ahead to the role of the ISR in facing these challenges.
10 weeks to capture 10 years
Over the next 10 weeks we will be releasing stories to capture the work of UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources over the last 10 years.
Reflections from UCL ISR Directors past, present and future on all that the Institute has achieved over the last 10 years.
ISR Senior Research Associate Paul Drummond reflects on why the low carbon transition may be much cheaper than models predict.
Seeking to support system changes to the financial industry on climate change issues through data-driven analysis from Principle Research Fellow Nadia Ameli.
Read the story of the Environmental Sustainability Gap framework told by Arkaitz Usubiaga-Liaño, Alison Fairbrass and Paul Ekins as part of our 10 years of ISR celebration
What have we learnt from 10 years of innovation and sustainability? Associate Professor Will McDowall looks back over the last decade and what it has taught us in this field.
The complexities of bioenergy systems explained by researchers Jen Cronin, Oliver Broad, Isabela Butnar and Julia Tomei.
How has the Econometric Assessment research theme evaluated policies implemented on the back of the Climate Change Action, the Paris Agreement and the Net Zero Strategy? Professor Paolo Agnolucci reflects on the work of his research theme team over the last decade.
Changes and innovations in energy transitions in the Global South over the last decade, written by Senior Research Associate Xavier Lemaire.
What is it like to study the Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment MSc? Read the reflections of our alumni and programme lead Dr Lorenzo Lotti as we celebrate the teaching at UCL ISR over the last decade.
The concept of a Circular Economy was in its infancy a decade ago, now it's regarded as a core aspect of a sustainable future. Discover UCL ISR's involvement in this research area over the last ten years, outlined by Associate Professor Teresa Domenech.
What is it like to study the Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policy and Transitions MSc? Read the reflections of our alumni and programme lead Dr Nino Jordan as we celebrate the teaching at UCL ISR over the last decade.
The transition from a high carbon energy system to a low carbon energy system will be challenging but could also provide huge opportunities - Researchers Dan Welsby, James Price and Steve Pye talk about the transition to a net zero economy.
Planning the route to a low-carbon economy in the UK is a complex task, Professor Paul Dodds explains how the UK TIMES Model created at UCL ISR in 2012 is used to help achieve this goal.
What is it like to study for a PhD in Sustainable Resources? Read the reflections of our alumni and Graduate Tutor Professor Paul Dodds as we celebrate the teaching at UCL ISR over the last decade.
Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models are widely used for policy formulation and analysis. Associate Professor Alvaro Calzadilla reflects on the contribution of the macro-economic modelling team in this area.
Solar PV, wind power and electric vehicles are increasingly prevalent in attempts to address climate change. But what are the future prospects for these crucial low carbon technologies? Senior Research Fellow Dr Nick Hughes elaborates on the future of these carbon cutting tools.
Ending hunger, ensuring water security, restoring biodiversity whilst tackling the climate crisis is no easy task. Associate Professor Carole Dalin discusses how some of her research at ISR hopes to help achieve this goal.
A new publication has been released, collecting all the writings from the last 10 weeks in one document.
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