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The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR) generates knowledge in the globally sustainable use of natural resources and trains the future leaders of this field. Our definition of resources is broad, and our research approach is equally inclusive, bringing together experts from across UCL. We are part of The Bartlett: UCL’s global faculty of the built environment.

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Can Our Economies Grow Forever? - Paul Ekins TedxUCL Talk

Can Our Economies Grow Forever? - Paul Ekins TedxUCL Talk

02 February 2016


As human economies grow, they use more and more natural resources and increase their impacts of the environment. The question arises as to whether continuing economic growth is a realistic objective on a ...
UCL ISR Director Joins Colleagues in Warning Over EU Exit

UCL ISR Director Joins Colleagues in Warning Over EU Exit

28 January 2016

Prof Paul Ekins OBE, Professor of Resource and Environmental Economics and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, has joined colleagues from a range of environmental fields in warning the UK government ...
New report by UCL ISR 'UK Energy Policy: Politicisation or Rationalisation?'

New report by UCL ISR 'UK Energy Policy: Politicisation or Rationalisation?'

UCL ISR launches a new report on the UK Energy Policy to coincide with the release of the UK Committee on Climate Change 5th Carbon Budget today. 
Fully funded PhD Studentship Opportunity at UCL ISR

Fully funded PhD Studentship Opportunity at UCL ISR

Fully funded PhD Studentship mixed-method evaluations in the Environment-Energy Nexus
Prof Paul Ekins responds to the government's announcement to close UK coal-fired power stations

Prof Paul Ekins responds to the government's announcement to close UK coal-fired power stations

UCL ISR Director Prof Paul Ekins OBE, responds to the government’s announcement to close the remaining UK Coal fired power station by 2025. Prof Paul Ekins also comments on the UK energy ...

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Resources:Framed Photography Competition 2016

Resources:Framed Photography Competition 2016

09 November 2015 - 26 February 2016


To coincide with the 2016 UN-Water theme and World Water Day on March 22, this year’s Resources:Framed photo competition will be themed ‘Water for People, Water by People’.

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UCL ISR Seminar: Mining's Contribution to Sustainable Development by Magnus Ericsson, Luleå University of Technology

UCL ISR Seminar: Mining's Contribution to Sustainable Development by Magnus Ericsson, Luleå University of Technology

24 February 2016

In this seminar Magnus Ericsson, Consulting professor at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, will discuss how mining can make a contribution that translates to greater well-being for the people, communities and countries where ...
Joint UCL-Energy, UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources and UCL Global Governance Institute 'Wanted: a third generation of global governance research' with Dr Tom Pegram, Lecturer in Global Governance

Joint UCL-Energy, UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources and UCL Global Governance Institute 'Wanted: a third generation of global governance research' with Dr Tom Pegram, Lecturer in Global Governance

01 March 2016

Sustainable resources and energy policy are excellent examples of challenging governance topics that cannot be solved within a single country’s sovereignty and jurisdiction. Whilst there are institutions and conferences (e.g. Paris ...
UCL ISR Public Lecture: 'Resourcing Future Generations - mineral supply constraints necessitate a global policy response' by Edmund Nickless, Geological Society of London

UCL ISR Public Lecture: 'Resourcing Future Generations - mineral supply constraints necessitate a global policy response' by Edmund Nickless, Geological Society of London

16 March 2016

Adoption of the COP21 agreement suggests that nations will invest in infrastructures for renewable energy sources. These changes will require vast amounts of metals and minerals.  Regardless of whether known supplies are enough ...