CIRCULAR ECONOMY RELATED PROJECTS
UCL Global Engagement Fund; in collaboration with SJTU (China)
Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing global environmental issue adversely affecting terrestrial, coastal and marine man-made and natural ecosystems. Think globally- act locally as suggested during the Rio + 20 conference has become a very useful approach for numerous local contributions to achieve the SDGs of the Agenda 2030. When it comes to conversation, knowledge is power and educating the younger generations is the key. Part of this we are running the programme called 'Mobile Education Hub' for Sustainable Islands communities in a circular economy
A circular economy and society for sustainable islands (circular islands) UCL Grand Challenge of Justice Equality
The objective of this project is to define a methodological guidance for islands towards a circular economy and society in line with the three principles (reuse, reduce and recycle).
Energy, building materials and technologies
The study aims to create a connection between environmental studies, engineering and architecture to provide a comprehensive approach through combining technological advances and better designing approach. The study’s unique contribution is to take a holistic and system-based thinking, not only the end-user perspective of the system but also the use of materials embedded in energy efficient building technologies and life-cycle wide approach. Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methods have been used to assess the built environment in three different scales: country, city, islands. Sustainable design and construction approach and energy technologies adopted to the built environment could be a driver for 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).