CBER to represent UCL on the Global Challenges Research Fund 'Hubs' initiative
29 January 2019
Genetics, Evolution and Environment
We are pleased to announce the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research is a partner on one of the 12 recently awarded Global Challenges Research Fund 'Hubs'. These cross-disciplinary hubs are each receiving around £20 million to look into and address one of the global challenges.
CBER is part of the UKRI GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment (TRADE) Hub, led by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), which aims to understand the environmental and social costs and benefits of international trade. UCL's contribution to the project will be led by Dr Tim Newbold and Professor Georgina Mace. The funding of around £0.75 million will allow them to support two research staff who will be working on evaluating biodiversity impacts of international trade.