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With obesity on the rise, there is less space for sugar drinks (Photo: Tookapic)
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Many studies have looked at the potential benefits of a sugar tax in terms of the longer, healthier lives and reduced health expenditure associated with tackling obesity. But our new study goes one step further. It predicts that higher taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks will benefit the wider economy through increased economic productivity, by having more, healthier people in paid and unpaid work.
Homeless children in Kolkata, India by Supriya Biswas, winner of the 2017 GCI Photo Competition
Thursday 1 June 2017
GCI’s photography competition just keeps on growing. The institute received more than 90 entries by closing, including a delightfully strong showing from photographers across many parts of India and Bangladesh.
GCI's Prof Bill Bellotti featured in last night’s Pint of Science event in Paddington.
Wednesday 17 May 2017
GCI's Prof Bill Bellotti featured in Brisbane's latest Pint of Science event last night in Paddington.
No mention of climate change in the 2017 federal budget.

Deputy Director of the UQ Global Change Institute Professor Karen Hussey said the newly unveiled federal budget was top-heavy and short-term in its vision. “While this budget deals with the big ticket items like health and education, it's at the...

10 May 2017
Based on Superior Lithium Polymer Battery (SLPB) technology, the system is comprised of two battery banks, each feeding a set of two 300 kVA inverters.

A 600 kW, 760 kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) has recently been integrated with The University of Queensland (UQ) Gatton solar PV plant. This addition to the Australian Government funded 3.275 MW pilot PV plant brings a new dimension to UQ’...

24 April 2017
Our cities and regions depend on the critical nodes and arteries that together comprise urban infrastructure systems. This includes energy, food, water, sewerage and communications.

Our cities and regions depend on the critical nodes and arteries that together comprise urban infrastructure systems. This includes energy, food, water, sewerage and communications. The positioning of critical infrastructure is crucial to our...

4 April 2017
A before and after image of coral bleaching and later dying in March / May 2016, at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, captured by The Ocean Agency / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Richard Vevers & Christophe Bailhache.

A new report has revealed a 32 per cent decline in coral cover of the outer reef slope communities in the far northern and northern Great Barrier Reef from 2014 to 2016.

4 April 2017
Lynette Molyneaux is a member of the Energy Economics and Management Group in the Global Change Institute

A member of GCI’s Energy Economics and Management Group has been awarded a highly competitive Queensland Government scholarship to help us better understand the Queensland's economy’s resilience to any future energy shock. Dr Lynette Molyneaux is...

24 March 2017
In a sample of 54 low-income countries, 38 per cent of healthcare facilities lacked a clean water supply, and almost one-in-five lacked improved sanitation facilities.

Two weeks ago the world celebrated International Women’s Day and today (22 March) is World Water Day. While these two international days of action are coincidently celebrated just two weeks apart, the connection between them is stark and very much...

22 March 2017
Melbourne tram: iStock/ TkKurikawa

Urbanisation is one of this century’s most transformative trends, with over half the world’s human population now living in cities. City governments are increasingly aware of their potential role and responsibilities in managing the increasingly...

21 March 2017
 We cannot climate-proof coral reefs by improving water quality or reducing fishing pressure.

The Great Barrier Reef has already been badly damaged by global warming during three extreme heatwaves, in 1998, 2002 and 2016. A new bleaching event is under way now. As shown in a study published in Nature today, climate change is not some...

17 March 2017
The 2017 Challenge of Change lecture was delivered by Australian financial journalist Alan Kohler.

It takes a special kind of talent to stand before a lecture room of 250 people; disappoint them with your first utterance – and leave them wanting more, 40 minutes later.

9 March 2017

The University of Queensland’s Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and his bold new plan to save coral reefs from extinction will feature on Monday’s episode of Australian Story.

24 February 2017

A list of the world’s 50 most important reefs to protect from climate change is being compiled by a global team of world experts led by The University of Queensland.

24 February 2017
The team focused on the relatively isolated reef system of Bermuda in the Western Atlantic ...

Deep coral reefs should not be relied upon as a “lifeline” for shallow reefs, a new study by University of Queensland marine scientists argues. Often highlighted as important ecological refuges, sections of coral reefs 30 to 60 metres deep can offer...

14 February 2017

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