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New publication: Assessing the Role of Tourism in Sustaining Life Below Water

Last month saw the publication of a new paper in the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals about 'Tourist Traps: Assessing the Role of Tourism in Sustaining Life Below Water', authored by Dr Jess Savage, Senior Teaching Fellow (GSD); Dr Godwin Yeboah, Senior Research Fellow (IGSD); and Dr Sarah Cook, Research Fellow (Warwick Water Group.


Get involved: The World Innovation Challenge

Registration for the World Innovation Challenge is currently open until Monday 5 October 2020.

This is a great opportunity for Warwick students to work in international teams with Monash University students. The aim is to create a business idea that tackles a key sustainability challenge. The Challenge starts on Friday 9 October 2020 at 9:30 am (BST). Participants will work online for 48 hours (including sleep/resting and other work) to make a business plan.

Tue 29 Sep 2020, 09:00 | Tags: Student stories IGSD Global Sustainable Development Event

Upcoming event: Launch of Warwick’s report on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

On Friday 25 September 2020 at 12-1pm (UK time), Warwick will be launching its inaugural report on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report will highlight the University’s progress towards the SDGs, covering case studies on various initiatives that are contributing towards the goals.

This first report of its kind is the product of collaboration between academics across the University and the Sustainability team in Estates. From the School for Cross-faculty Studies, the working group has included the Head of School, Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla; and the Director of the Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD), Professor João Porto de Albuquerque.

During the event, the University’s Provost, Professor Christine Ennew, will introduce the report before handing over to members of the group who’ve been involved in its production to expand on some of its key areas. There will be time for discussion, and the event aims to offer an opportunity for the Warwick community to reflect on the progress to date and contribute to a discussion on what might come next.

How to register

This event will take place on Microsoft Teams and is open to all. You can register for the event here. By registering for the event you will be sent the link to the event and a copy of the report.

Find out more about the event.

Wed 23 Sep 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD IGSD Global Sustainable Development Event

Institute for Global Sustainable Development Launch

On Wednesday 25 September (tomorrow!) at 10am, the official launch of the Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD) will take place at Scarman Conference Centre.

The event will outline the strategy of the IGSD and the support that it will provide to researchers interested in engaging with the Global Goals. There'll be an exhibition of case studies highlighting some of the research already being done across Warwick, and the opportunity for networking and community building. The launch is timed to coincide with Global Goals Week, an annual week of action, awareness, and accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Institute for Global Sustainable Development is a recently established research initiative at the University of Warwick with the mission of being a hub for transdisciplinary research on global sustainable development, i.e. research that crosses disciplinary borders and includes non-academic stakeholder communities to achieve effective sustainable development impact.

To find out more about the launch and the agenda for the day, please see here. Although the event is now fully subscribed, please email Stephanie Whitehead (s dot whitehead at warwick dot ac dot uk) to see if any spaces have become available.

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