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GCI's Dr Nina Hall was the only Australian researcher to present on SDGs at the UN Economic & Social Commission for the Asia Pacific meeting in Bangkok this week

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) invited GCI Sustainable Water’s Dr Nina Hall to present at their inaugural Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Week on 28 November.

1 December 2016
Professor Hoegh-Guldberg is widely respected for his research on the impacts of global warming on coral ecosystems.

The University of Queensland’s Director of the Global Change Institute has been honoured with the Banksia Foundation’s International Award. The annual award recognises a person who has made a significant contribution to improving the environment or...

30 November 2016
Despite major progress, contaminated drinking water leads to 340,000 child deaths each year from diarrhoea. Photo: Dang Thanh Lan

Countries have a lot of work to do to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. But development projects don’t always go the way you expect. A resettlement project in Laos recently provided taps and toilets as a way to...

28 November 2016
Keynote speakers at ICCCWAFS (L-R): Dr Andrew Borrell (UQ), Mr Jeremy Bird (DG, International Water Management Institute), and Dr Nils Vagstad (DG, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research).

A senior University of Queensland crop physiologist has told an international climate change conference in India that government policy and farming profitability must be considered if we are to expect farmers to adopt climate-smart technologies....

21 November 2016
Adoption of the New Urban Agenda at a conference in Quito, Ecuador, provided a framework to guide global urban development over the next 20 years.  Photo: Grace Muriuki

For a country with more than 75 per cent of its people living in its 20 largest cities, Australia must get urban development right. Urban food systems (including all the activities and outcomes from production to consumption) are at the centre of...

3 November 2016

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has released its Clean Energy Opportunities for Universities report, which explores how Australian universities can implement various clean energy technologies to reduce their energy usage.

1 November 2016

Earth is distinguished from all other known planets by the presence of a warm, salty ocean that covers over 70 per cent of its surface. The ocean puts food on the table, provides jobs, and underpins trillions of dollars of economic activity...

25 October 2016
Blue-spotted Stingray, Solomon Islands: XL Catlin Seaview Survey

Marine scientists have proposed a prosperity path for Melanesia, in a report that values the region’s ocean assets at more than half a trillion US dollars. The University of Queensland scientists hope their proposals will help Melanesia’s leaders...

18 October 2016
In 15 years, Germany’s renewable energy share moved from 6% to 31%, creating a renewable energy sector that employs 355,000 people.

In the wake of South Australia’s state-wide blackout, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged states to avoid “extremely aggressive and extremely unrealistic” renewable energy targets. In the midst of this discussion, the Queensland government...

18 October 2016
Nearly one billion people are undernourished globally and more than two billion adults were overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organization.

The theme for this year’s World Food Day (16 October) is ‘Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too’. It’s an attempt to highlight the impact of a changing environment on agriculture and food security. According to the Intergovernmental...

13 October 2016
Dr Adrian Ward reminds us that forests, marine ecosystems, mountain grasslands and shrublands are all under threat from multiple stressors.

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation has showcased a University of Queensland study highlighting the value of carbon sequestered by high mountain ecosystems globally. FAO’s Mountain Partnership, involving more than 250 government...

12 October 2016
The view of the Chyulu hills from Tsavo West National Park. Photo: Flickr/Peter Steward

Over the past few months, huge swathes of Kenya’s Chyulu Hills have been on fire. The mountain range in eastern Kenya covers approximately 100 km. It’s an impressive sight, consisting of several hundred small flows and cones. Although fires were...

10 October 2016
Men bathing in Ganga River, West Bengal, India -- Photo: Rabin Chakrabarti

THE University of Queensland’s leadership on water solutions will be heard by 3500 global delegates at the World Water Congress and Exhibition this week. UQ Water Director, Associate Professor Eva Abal will outline some of the approaches taken by...

7 October 2016
GCI’s Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is a part of a group of scientists selected to scope on the structure two special reports on climate change for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC).

Director of UQ’s Global Change Institute, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg has been selected to help structure two special reports on climate change for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC). Professor Hoegh-Guldberg is...

4 October 2016
UN Sustainable Development Goals concerned with water have attracted attention from UQ research scientists. Photo:  James Singladore - Rio De Quingua

The United Nations’ sustainable development agenda is ambitious but complex, and Australia will need to approach them creatively to attain them. That’s the warning from University of Queensland researchers in a new discussion paper, released ahead...

13 September 2016


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