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Two new PhD Studentship Opportunities at UCL ISR

Two new PhD Studentship Opportunities at UCL ISR

18 December 2014

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources invites applications for two new fully-funded PhDs to commence in 2015.

UCL ISR continues to grow in 2014

UCL ISR continues to grow in 2014

18 December 2014

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) continued to grow its international reputation in 2014 with further successes in teaching, research and its partnerships. 

UCL ISR Contributes to Bartlett REF2014 Results

UCL ISR Contributes to Bartlett REF2014 Results

UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources is proud to have contributed to The Bartlett and UCL’s excellent results in the REF2014.

The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee transcript on The Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure

The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee transcript on The Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure

Read Professor Michael Grubb's comments on the revised transcript of evidence taken before The Select Committee on Science and Technology on 4 November 2014.  

ESRC funds international collaboration project with China on the Green Economy

ESRC funds international collaboration project with China on the Green Economy

ESRC has announced funding for a UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources-led international collaborative project on the green economy.

UKERC: Gas can be a bridge to a
low-carbon future

UKERC: Gas can be a bridge to a low-carbon future

Major new research by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) suggests that gas could play an important role as a ‘bridging fuel’ to a low-carbon economy, but warns that it won’t be ...

UCL ISR Director Professor Paul Ekins comments on winter power capacity on BBC News

UCL ISR Director Professor Paul Ekins comments on winter power capacity on BBC News

Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, appeared on the BBC News Channel on Tuesday 28 October 2014 to discuss winter power capacity.

The story focussed on National Grid ...

Join us: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources Institute Administrator

Join us: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources Institute Administrator

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources consists of four institutes: UCL Energy Institute, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH) and Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE ...

The role of bioenergy in Africa

The role of bioenergy in Africa

Biomass is the main source of energy for most of southern Africa, but the rationale for bioenergy development differs from that in most developed countries.

Join us: Three lecturer positions open at UCL ISR and UCL-Energy

Join us: Three lecturer positions open at UCL ISR and UCL-Energy

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and the UCL Energy Institute are partner institutes with over 18 faculty, 50 research staff, 40 PhDs and 80 Masters students. With a research portfolio over £35m ...

Resources:Framed Competition 2014 Results

Resources:Framed Competition 2014 Results

Returning for a second year, the "Resources: Framed" Photography Competition 2014 is an annual competition open to all UCL staff and students with entries this year shortlisted by a panel led by Mark ...

Landmark Study of Natural Capital Law and Policy launched at World Summit of Legislators

Landmark Study of Natural Capital Law and Policy launched at World Summit of Legislators

UCL report identifies legal and policy options for natural capital accounting; finds that global efforts to develop natural capital accounts depend on continued cooperation at national and international levels.

A warm welcome to Professor Michael Grubb

A warm welcome to Professor Michael Grubb

It is with great pleasure that we formally welcome Prof Michael Grubb to the ISR team. 

Research Catalyst Grants - winners

Research Catalyst Grants - winners

Congratulations to the winners of the UCL ISR/UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction (GCII) Research Catalyst Grant call. 

Stewardship for Planet Earth: Sustainable Resources & Governance - Call for Papers

Stewardship for Planet Earth: Sustainable Resources & Governance - Call for Papers

Climate change, unprecedented urbanisation, increasingly transnational flows of people, capital and materials are profoundly challenging a sustainable management of resources. Stewardship is a way of responding to these challenges by invoking an ethics ...

UCL-KCL Postgraduate Environmental Law Symposium

UCL-KCL Postgraduate Environmental Law Symposium


On Thursday 1 May 2014 the 2nd UCL-KCL Postgraduate Environmental Law Symposium was held. It was organised by Emily Barritt (KCL), Kim Bouwer (UCL-Energy) and Larissa Boratti (UCL), and this year hosted by ...

Resources:Framed Competition 2014

Resources:Framed Competition 2014

The UCL ISR "Resources: Framed" Photography Competition has now closed.  The ISR team was overwhelmed by the number of entries for this years competition.

UCL ISR and UCL-Energy Climate Week Blog 2014

UCL ISR and UCL-Energy Climate Week Blog 2014

From 3-9 March 2014, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and UCL Energy Institute staff and students will be blogging daily to celebrate Climate Week 2014.

Policies to green the economy must underpin
UK recovery: new report

Policies to green the economy must underpin UK recovery: new report

The UK urgently needs a green economic strategy to move towards low-carbon prosperity, resource security and environmental quality, says a new report published today by UCL’s Green Economy Policy Commission

ISR PhD Opportunities 2014/15

ISR PhD Opportunities 2014/15

UCL ISR is now offering two fully-funded (conditions apply) PhD studentships to begin in September 2014 to outstanding economics graduates, with the overall objective of adapting or constructing a global and UK macroeconomic ...

Shaping the urban sustainability research landscape – Public Engagement Fellowship

Shaping the urban sustainability research landscape – Public Engagement Fellowship

What’s the role of the public in achieving low carbon urban futures? UCL-Energy and UCL ISR Research Associate Charlotte Johnson has been awarded a public engagement fellowship to explore this question.

Blog Post: Tales From Foreign Parts

Blog Post: Tales From Foreign Parts

Foreign travel, especially air travel, is bad for the climate, so that at ISR I think carefully about invitations that involve it. But sometimes, in this globalised world, it is just necessary to ...

Greening the UK economy: Challenges and opportunities

Greening the UK economy: Challenges and opportunities

Will McDowall, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources researcher and member of the UCL Green Economy Policy Commission, joined Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills at ...

ISR Director joins UNEP International Resource Panel

ISR Director joins UNEP International Resource Panel

ISR Director, Prof Paul Ekins, has been appointed as a member on the International Resource Panel (IRP), part of the United Nations Environment Programme, for three years starting from May 2013.

A warm welcome to Professor Raimund Bleischwitz

A warm welcome to Professor Raimund Bleischwitz

It is with great pleasure that we formally welcome Prof Raimund Bleischwitz to the ISR team.