Wednesday 27 April 2016

Due to its enormous scale, its impacts on the local and regional environment, and the consequences for climate change if it proceeds, the Carmichael Coal Mine proposed by Indian resources group Adani has been strongly opposed by conservationists and has been the subject of multiple court cases. The mine and some of the litigation against it have received heavy media coverage.

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Modern robotics and imaging technology enable rapid collection of large coral reef image surveys. However, the subsequent image-annotation required to extract data for ecological analysis is time-consuming and expensive, creating a ‘manual annotation bottleneck’ between collected imagery and required data. We present an algorithmic framework and a collaborative platform to address this bottleneck. 

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Join UQ sustainable water researchers on 22 March (World Water Day) for their insights into successful research collaborations in Argentina and Uruguay.

Argentina’s newly elected government means that Argentina is now ‘open for business’. Uruguay is a small but stable economy. Both countries are looking to develop their mining resources, but are aware that community, water, economics and other impacts need to be managed to avoid the negative legacies experienced by other countries in their region.

Saturday 12 March 2016

Aside from the momentous nature of so many nations coming together to work towards a global climate accord, what can we expect of the Paris agreement? Negative emissions, carbon capture, geoengineering and the future of coal are worthy considerations but what of the biodiversity impacts of simply containing a 1.5 degree temperature rise?

And how will developing countries leapfrog the fossil fuel age to join the race to control our warming planet? Join leading scientists and thinkers as they explore the implications and challenges of this new world order.

Thursday 10 March 2016

The world’s reefs are in a dramatic state of decline – over 50% of corals have been lost over the last 30 years due to pollution, destructive fishing practices, ocean warming and ocean acidification resulting from rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

According to the scientific community the decline is set to continue, and if so, will affect 500 million people globally who rely on coral reefs for food, income, and coastal protection.

Have we lost the battle or is there still a chance to preserve and protect these amazing global assets?

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Continued melting of Arctic ice in the coming decades could contribute to further weakening of the ‘great ocean conveyor’, a complex pattern of water currents that are driven by the interactions between surface heat and salinity.

Thursday 18 February 2016

Please join The School of Agriculture and Foods Sciences for a discussion of the palm oil industry, with a focus on:

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Join the Energy Storage Council at the Hilton Brisbane on 17 February 2016 as Minister for Energy, Hon Mark Bailey, introduces a showcase of Queensland’s research & development, innovation, key industry projects and investment opportunities in the energy storage industry.

The Summit is an opportunity for leaders of government, industry and the energy sector to connect and discuss current technology developments, market trends and review real industry case studies.

Tuesday 9 February 2016

On behalf of the UQ Energy Initiative, the UQ Global Change Institute, and Grattan Institute we are delighted to welcome Professor Emeritus Robert H Socolow to The University of Queensland to present the keynote address at our next Energy Express Seminar.

Professor Emeritus Socolow (Co-Director, The Carbon Mitigation Initiative and Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University) will share his views on "Truths we must tell ourselves if we are to manage climate change". 

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Presented by Dr Eric Hochberg, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and Ian McCubbin, Michelle Gierach and Robert O. Green, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Tuesday 29 December 2015

Please visit the UQ Sustainability Office's website for a full list of current UQ based events.

Tuesday 17 November 2015

The Challenge of Change Lecture Series presented by Ambassador Peter Woolcott, Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment

Australian Ambassador Peter Woolcott will speak about the expectations and the challenges of working in partnership with other countries on the environment.

Peter Woolcott will discuss the dramatic changes to the international system as a consequence of the diffusion of power and the emergence of states and entities. These changes are challenging both the existing institutional arrangements and the old way of doing business.

Friday 30 October 2015

Join The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute in celebrating 40 years of the ABC Radio National's The Science Show.

The University of Queensland and the Global Change Institute invite you to celebrate 40 years of 'The Science Show' on ABC Radio National -- showcasing the contribution Science Show host Robyn Williams has made to science communication in Australia.


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