Like to see how a workplace in the sub-tropical climate of Brisbane runs with no air-conditioning? Or what innovative materials were used to achieve a zero-carbon, sustainable building? Then register for a small group tour of the UQ Global Change Institute Living Building.
Thursday 3 May 2018
Mr Richard Corey has 28 years of professional experience in the air pollution field with more than 20 years of that experience in a management capacity at California’s Air Resources Board (ARB). Richard has been Executive Officer at California Air Resources Board since April 2013. In the context of climate change action, Richard oversaw the establishment of the second largest carbon market in the world, supervising the development and implementation of California's pioneering cap and trade regulation including the first two successful auctions of carbon allowances.
Thursday 24 May 2018
In addition, the half-day workshop will examine the constraints preventing wider take-up of these advanced materials and explore potential opportunities for increased research collaboration. An exciting speaker program will be offered, including a site inspection of the UQ Global Change Institute (the world's first precast Environmentally Friendly Concrete structure), which is being finalised. More details will be published early May. This event is jointly organised by Wagners and the UQ Global Change Institute. A light buffet-style lunch will be provided.
Friday 1 June 2018
The theme for the 2018 Global Change Institute photo competition is ‘Coral Reefs under Global Change’. Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and play a crucial role in determining weather, stabilising planetary temperature and regulating the atmosphere. Life would not be possible without our oceans. Coral reefs make up 0.1% of the Earth’s surface, and yet they are known to house as much as 25% of all marine biodiversity. Research shows that at the current rate of warming, coral reefs – which provide food, jobs and storm protection to several hundred million people – will disappear completely by 2050. More than simply warming marine waters, climate change is also inducing increased ocean acidity that will take generations to negate. In this the International Year of the Reef, rising sea levels, unsustainable fishing, global pollution and coastal development are all threatening the future of our coral reefs, and the resources they provide.
Tuesday 10 July 2018
University of Queensland scientists are launching a new monthly series of seminars focussing on nutrient stewardship and the development of next generation fertilisers. Coordinated by UQ’s Professor Susanne Schmidt, this interdisciplinary group will include input from industry and government stakeholders.

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