UCL Minds Lunch Hour Lecture: The power of islands

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Darwin Lecture Theatre

044: Darwin Building

Gower Street

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There is captivating hidden history for many of islands, inspiring us with natural beauty. In reality, they suffer various challenges: climate change, waste, plastic in oceans, lack of investments are just few of them. Why has it been so hard to make them the "hottest resource centred points', 'the golden spots" for sustainability? One of the answers is because it transcends the normal boundaries of our thinking. Solutions are partly technical, yet involve appropriate policies mixes, business models, governance structure, communities engagement. This talk offers understanding of problems and delves into some of the most exciting mechanisms in their evolution.


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Catalina Spataruc, Associate Professor Global Energy and Resources at Energy Institute, UCL

Associate Professor Global Energy and Resources, Founder and Director of UCL Islands Laboratory (https://www.islandslaboratory.com). I am the author of the book 'Transitioning Island Nations Into Sustainable Energy Hubs' (2018) exploring a deep understanding on current situation of island' nations and provide mechanisms in evolution towards sustainability. I wrote more than 90 articles, books on energy, resource nexus, i have been invited regularly as a speaker in academic and professional circles (e.g. Cheltenham Science Festival, European Business Summit Brussels). I have organised public engagement events, engaged with media being interviewed (e.g Sunday Telegraph).

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044: Darwin Building

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