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The Role of Interdisciplinary Institutes in Knowledge Diffusion

Alyssa Gilbert Imperial College London
8 May 2017

Universities are sitting on a vast swathe of untapped knowledge. By presenting this information in different formats to new audiences it is possible to forge more effective conduits to the non-academic world.

IS THE FUTURE NUCLEAR?

Why Should We Go Nuclear?

Laurence Williams Imperial College London
Nuclear energy is considered controversial due to threats from large accidents, terrorist activity and nuclear waste storage. But nuclear power is important role to combat climate change and move society away from fossil fuels.

Solving an age-old riddle: Can inertial confinement finally deliver fusion?

Edward Hill Imperial College London
With an ever-increasing energy demand, the world is in need of a powerful and inexhaustible energy source. Nuclear fusion, presenting the additional advantage of being a clean source of energy, is the ideal candidate. Inertial confinement could solve the remaining challenge of producing high enough temperatures and pressures to hold the fusion material together.

From research leader to technology customer

Adrian Bull & Jon Hyde National Nuclear Laboratory
In the face of climate change, and dwindling, insecure access to fossil fuels, nuclear power is expected to play a key role in the UK's energy strategy over the coming decades. But does it have the skills and capabilities to sustain the development of the nuclear sector after decades of neglect from government and industry?

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EDITOR'S PICK

Anthropocene: Rewriting Our Story

Owen Gaffney Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
2 January 2016

Earth has crossed a threshold leaving behind the relative stability of the Holocene, the geological epoch of the last 11,000 years, and entered the Anthropocene, an altogether less predictable epoch where the dominant drive of change is us, human beings. With many systems flashing red, just recently humanity has started to step up to this challenge. ​

Solar Radiation Management Can Only Work if it Works for the Poor

Tim O'Brien Harvard University
A promising technology that aims to reflect a small percentage of sunlight back into space called Solar Radiation Management (SRM) could complement mitigation and adaptation in the fight against climate change.

Why carbon pricing will not succeed

Peter Lang Member of Institution of Engineers Australia
Is ‪climate‬ modelling for carbon pricing based on theoretical assumptions that are unlikely to hold in the real world? The benefits of carbon pricing are highly uncertain, and hence it is likely not the most effective way to tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

Keeping the Lights On

Raphael Heffron Queen Mary University of London
The possibility of the UK exiting the European Union, or Brexit, could have a significant impact on national energy policy and infrastructure. The EU referendum could define whether the UK will meet its Paris COP21 targets, and what energy resources are utilised.

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Fragile Planet

Fragile States

Caitlin E. Werrell & Francesco Femia Center for Climate and Security
The greatest migration since World War II is under way as refugees flow from Syria to both surrounding countries and Europe. Here we examine the role of climate change with regard to state fragility and migration, and propose three guiding principals for governments to follow when faced with complex and uncertain climate-related threats.

The Gathering Storm

Steve Trent Environmental Justice Foundation
A rights-based approach to protecting victims of climate-induced displacement is needed; one which recognises entitlement to assistance and protection, and leverages opportunities for safe and dignified migration.

Investing in institutional ‘software’

Camilla Toulmin, Ced Hesse, Daoud Tari & Caroline King-Okumu International Institute for Environment and Development
Building resilience to extreme weather needs a systems approach, including institutional ‘software’ as well as technical, financial, and physical infrastructure – or ‘hardware’.
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