In 15 years, Germany’s renewable energy share moved from 6% to 31%, creating a renewable energy sector that employs 355,000 people.
Tuesday 18 October 2016
In the wake of South Australia’s state-wide blackout, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged states to avoid “extremely aggressive and extremely unrealistic” renewable ene
Nearly one billion people are undernourished globally and more than two billion adults were overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organization.
Thursday 13 October 2016
The theme for this year’s World Food Day (16 October) is ‘Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too’.
Dr Adrian Ward reminds us that forests, marine ecosystems, mountain grasslands and shrublands are all under threat from multiple stressors.
Wednesday 12 October 2016
The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation has showcased a University of Queensland study highlighting the value of carbon sequestered by high mountain ecosyst
The view of the Chyulu hills from Tsavo West National Park. Photo: Flickr/Peter Steward
Monday 10 October 2016
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.
Men bathing in Ganga River, West Bengal, India -- Photo: Rabin Chakrabarti
Friday 7 October 2016
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 Dire
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).
Tuesday 4 October 2016
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 In
UN Sustainable Development Goals concerned with water have attracted attention from UQ research scientists. Photo:  James Singladore - Rio De Quingua
Tuesday 13 September 2016
The United Nations’ sustainable development agenda is ambitious but complex, and Australia will need to approach them creatively to attain them.
According to the UN, nearly 70% of the global population will live in cities by 2050, making urbanisation one of the 21st century’s most transformative trends. Photo: Redd Angelo
Friday 9 September 2016
The year 2016 is crucial for both food and cities.
Lynette Molyneux says the energy sector is dealing with a complex mix of relationships between consumer trends, global commodity markets, and state, federal and industry regulation.
Wednesday 7 September 2016
The energy sector is dealing with a complex mix of relationships between consumer trends, global commodity markets, and state, federal and industry regulation.
UQ research suggests that the ailing health of the GBR has in fact given tourists a new reason to visit, albeit one that doesn’t exactly promise a long-term future. Photo: Dana Bowers
Monday 15 August 2016
The health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is declining – a fact that has not been lost on the world’s media.
‘TROPIX101x: Tropical coastal ecosystems’ has been designed for people who want to develop the skills and knowledge needed to help preserve tropical coastal ecosystems.
Friday 12 August 2016
The Global Change Institute (GCI) offers two, free, online courses through edX, the world's leading consortium of massive open online courses (MOOCs).
A PhD equips people with the ability to think critically, to assess a problem in the context of the wider body of knowledge, and to produce original solutions independently.
Thursday 4 August 2016
The number of PhD students graduating from Australian universities continues to rise, with more than 8000 in 2014 and about one in three in science, technology, engineeri
Gatton heat pump diagram
Friday 29 July 2016
Maintaining the temperature of large buildings uses a huge amount of energy, but a new system at The University of Queensland’s Gatton campus is doing just this, while us
Bar-tailed-godwit (Photo: Dan Weller, Birdlife Australia)
Friday 29 July 2016
Climate change could make much of the Arctic unsuitable for millions of migratory birds that travel north to breed each year, according to a new international study publi
High standards of health and well-being are unattainable without safe, clean drinking water, removal of toilet waste from the local environment, and healthy hygiene behaviours. Photo CAAMA
Monday 11 July 2016
Nations are gathering in New York this week to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to improve health, wealth and well-being for countries both


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