Energy, Environment and Resources in Developing Countries student blogs
18 May 2022
Students from the Energy, Environment and Resources in Developing Countries module have written blogs on current energy, environment, and resources problems in one or more developing countries - we have chosen three of our highlights below.
Students participating in the Energy, Environment and Resources in Developing Countries module at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources were recently tasked with writing a 500 word blog outlining an issue related to energy, environment, and resources in one or more developing countries. This assessment hoped to provide an opportunity to develop an evidence-based, individual viewpoint on a topic, help students learn to write to an external audience through less formal channels, and provide an opportunity for students to get their blogs published.
The three best blogs were chosen from this year's submission, read them here:
- Flaws in Fast Fashion: the Atacama Desert Dumping Ground -Esther Batt
- Medellín: a new chapter of resilience by Matthew Stancliffe Bird
- Indonesian Palm Oil: Who are we exploiting? - Nadhira Ratnasari
Dr Julia Tomei, Associate Professor in Energy, Resources and Development, and Deputy Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources said:
“Each year, students from the module ‘Energy, Environment and Resources in Developing Countries’ are asked to write a short blog on a topic related to the topic of the module. Once again, we were delighted by the quality of the blogs and the range of topics that students address – everything from the role of hydrogen in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics to Madagascar’s clean cooking challenge. Here we present the three blogs that received the highest marks. Our congratulations to all the students and particularly to Esther, Nadhira and Matthew!"