UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


UCL-ISR and UCL-Energy Climate Week Blog 2014

3 March 2014

Earth from space

From 3-9 March 2014, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and UCL Energy Institute 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 2014 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. The Commission is truly interdisciplinary and international, consisting a tripartite collaboration between University College London, Tsinghua University, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Topics will include:

  • Climate Science & Health Impacts
  • Resilience & Adaptation
  • Energy & Technical Solutions
  • Finance & Economics
  • Political Mechanisms

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

UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

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Monday 3 March

Climate Crisis: Emergency Actions to Protect Human Health
Blog by Nick Watts, Head of Project, UCL-Lancet Commission, (Global Health Officer,
Australian Medical Students Association)
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Climate change, extreme events and human health
Blog by Professor Georgina Mace, Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research (CBER), UCL
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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). 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, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
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Wednesday 5 March

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

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

Thursday 6 March

Climate Change and Resources
Blog by Alex Zardis, Student at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies

“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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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
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Keeping people on the agenda
By Faye Wade, on 7 March 2014
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Video: Climate Change and Resource Use
by Stijn Van Ewijk and Seyed Medhi Mohaghegh, UCL ISR PhD students

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