Come and see the UQ Global Change Institute 'Living Building'.
Monday 26 February 2018
Like to see how a workplace in the sub-tropical climate of Brisbane operates with low energy consumption? Ever wondered what innovative materials could be used used to achieve a zero-carbon, sustainable building? Then register today for a small group tour (max. 25) of the UQ Global Change Institute 'Living Building.'
GCI Director Ove Hoegh-Guldberg meets up with HRH The Prince of Wales in London. Photo: Ian Jones Photography
Tuesday 20 February 2018
HRH The Prince of Wales has announced in London a global call to action to save coral reefs from complete global collapse. His call marks the start of a global campaign designed by The Ocean Agency, for the International Year of the Reef – a multi-government and NGO initiative led by the International Coral Reef Initiative in collaboration with UN Environment Programme.
“Global warming is feedback from the atmosphere that is leading to the transformation of civilization on every level,” Paul Hawken says.
Tuesday 13 February 2018
As part of his three-week Drawdown speaking tour, leading environmentalist, entrepreneur and activist, Paul Hawken is in Australia to share the research and findings of Project Drawdown, a science-based assessment of climate solutions created by a coalition of more than 200 experts from around the world.
There are ways to analyse the strength of an argument without needing specialist knowledge. Photo: iStock #19606585

Much of the public discussion about climate science consists of a stream of assertions. The climate is changing or it isn’t; carbon dioxide causes global warming or it doesn’t; humans are partly responsible or they are not; scientists have a...

8 February 2018
Despite glitter’s popularity in everything from cosmetics and toothpaste to crafts and clothes, remarkably little is known about the distribution or impacts of glitter on our environment. Photo: Hybrid

When something fun or common is revealed to be destructive it should be a point of pride in our society that we adjust, adapt and move on to safer alternatives. It therefore makes sense to investigate what data exist for glitter, and to consider...

5 February 2018
Photo: Peter Essick/Aurora Photos

One of the world's largest and most complex scientific bodies, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has for the first time released its own media guide for IPCC authors. Commissioned by the IPCC Working Group I Technical Support Unit, the...

31 January 2018
Bottlenose dolphins, are very coastal and subsist on small fish connected to reefs and smaller bays. Shutterstock

The Red Sea is one of the world’s least studied regions when it comes to whales and dolphins – until now. A report was released recently that brings together historic records and the latest information on a range of the sea’s mammal species. This...

29 January 2018
University of Queensland researchers developed the discusison paper in partnership with colleagues at Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI).

A workshop was conducted by The University of Queensland (UQ) in Indonesia, in partnership with Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI), in August 2017, to investigate the actions to enhance food security in Indonesia within the 2030 UN Agenda for...

16 January 2018
Some reefs are strong sources of coral larvae. Photo: Peter Mumby

The Great Barrier Reef is better able to heal itself than we previously imagined, according to new research that identifies 112 individual reefs that can help drive the entire system towards recovery. The back-to-back bleaching events in 2016 and...

29 November 2017
There are many ways to make the most of the festive season

In the New Year, we’ll announcing exciting, new research and policy initiatives for addressing the challenges of change in 2018.

28 November 2017
'It would make sense for the public to diversify more into renewables,' Prof. John Quiggin says.

One of the most striking features of the Queensland election campaign is that all major parties are advocating public investment in electricity generation. The real choice to be made is whether this investment will promote the goal of a decarbonised...

23 November 2017
Plastic pollution: discarded plastic bags are a hazard to marine life. Richard Whitcombe/Shutterstock, CC BY-ND

Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment. However, both of these are quite avoidable. An increased focus on bio-derived and degradable composites as...

21 November 2017
In the decades ahead, our mineral supply will still need to double or triple to meet the demand for electric vehicles and other technologies required by our growing global population. Photo: Johny Goerend

Representatives from around the world are meeting in Bonn this week to discuss progress towards the goals of the Paris climate agreement. A large part of this challenge involves rapidly scaling up the deployment of renewable energy, while curbing...

15 November 2017
Photo: Johny Goerend

GCI Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is one of 24 international environmental experts called on by UNESCO to formulate a draft Declaration on Ethical Principles in Relation to Climate Change. UNESCO’s Executive Board has approved the draft...

14 November 2017
Emeritus Professor Ian Zimmer ... his legacy lives on.

Emeritus Professor Ian Zimmer was a key leader at The University of Queensland in the decades before his retirement in 2013. He was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) for a decade before holding the post of Deputy...

9 November 2017


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