UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


UCL ISR continues to grow in 2014

18 December 2014

Success in 2014 (c) istockphoto

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) continued to grow its international reputation in 2014 with further successes in teaching, research and its partnerships. 

UCL ISR’s achievements in 2014, build on its strong performance over the past three years, which have contributed to The Bartlett Faculty and UCL’s successful results in the REF2014, announced today.

Highlights from 2014 include:

  • The MSc in the Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment (EPEE) is now in its second academic year. With over 50 registered students in year one, and around 80 students this year, it is now among UCL’s most successful recently introduced Masters courses.
  • In May 2014 the Research Councils’ Energy Programme funded Phase 3 of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), with UCL again as a Core Partner, as it was in Phase 2. Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, was appointed Deputy Director of UKERC’s Phase, which will run until 2019.
  • In November 2014 the ESRC has announced funding for an ISR-led international collaboration project on the green economy with Chinese and European researchers, called SINCERE (SINo-european Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency). PI is Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz.
  • UCL ISR has framework or other consultancy contracts with the European Commission’s DG Environment and with the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • UCL ISR is closely engaged with the international public bodies such as the European Commission, the OECD, the United Nations Environment Programme and the Global Green Growth Knowledge Partnership.
  • UCL is one of the Pioneering Universities of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and is working with the Foundation on the realisation of various aspect of the circular economy.
  • 2014 saw the publication of the book: Philip Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Geoffrey Kemp, Stacy VanDeveer 2014 Want, waste, or war? The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals, Earthscan, London

For more information on UCL ISR’s activities read the Institute's Annual Review: