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  • New Environmental Justice Partnership website goes live


    The new Environmental Justice Partnership is an exciting and innovative collaboration between UWE Bristol, Bristol Green Capital Partnership, the Environmental Law Foundation, Pierce Glynn and the ADR Group, Bristol. The service will offer a focal point to gather and address all environmental issues affecting Bristol and the South West to serve the interests of individuals as well as social and business communities.

    The new website can be viewed at:

  • Fellowship with Department of Energy and Climate Change bears publication fruits


    December 2011 has seen the publication of two outputs from Dr Tim Chatterton's 12-month Economic and Social Science Research Council/Research Council UK Energy Programme funded Fellowship based in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) last year.

  • Papers from “Pathways towards a low carbon city” now available


    The paper presented by Professor Jim Longhurst at the Academy of Science of South Africa workshop “Pathways towards a low carbon city” held at the UNFCC Conference of the Parties, Durban South Africa on 5 December 2011, together with all papers from this event are now available at

  • UWE offers new short courses for planners on impact of climate change


    Two new topics aimed at offering planning professionals practical help and advice on the impact of climate change have been added to UWE Bristol's range of high-quality short courses on town and country planning. The topics, entitled 'The Science of Climate Change' and 'Climate Change and Spatial Planning,' will examine climate change and what it means for communities and the built environment.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Exploring an Agenda for Business and Society


    On 21 November, more than fifty stakeholders representing business, NGOs, district and city councils as well as UWE took part in an agenda-setting meeting on corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the ECC (UWE).The highly successful event, sought to define an agenda to explore the role of business in society in the 21st century.

  • Professor Jim Longhurst gives speech on low carbon cities at UN climate conference


    UWE Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Environment & Sustainability, Professor Jim Longhurst is at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP17) as part of an invited panel of experts who are addressing the challenge of managing carbon in cities. As part of a day-long programme "Pathways towards low carbon cities" Jim is giving a presentation on international initiatives to manage carbon in cities before taking part in a roundtable discussion of whether developing cities should strive to be low carbon.

  • Professor Judy Orme discusses way forward for healthy school meals at meeting hosted by HRH Prince Charles


    Professor Judy Orme joined Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and key players within the Big Lottery funded Food for Life Partnership (FFLP) at a meeting hosted by HRH Prince Charles. With the completion of FFLP imminent, the discussion focussed on the way forward for healthy food culture in schools.

  • UWE to host Time and Tide: A Coastal and Marine Planning Conference


    We are at the early stages of a fundamental change in the way we manage our marine and coastal areas. There are both risks and significant opportunities for communities and the environment throughout this maritime region. The Time and Tide conference and workshop (December 2nd 2011) is designed to inform and prepare those interested and involved in coastal and marine planning in the South West, England's most maritime region.

  • Report gives latest picture of environmental technologies sector


    The UWE-led Environmental Technologies iNET has just published a report that provides the latest picture on how the environmental technologies sector is performing, giving crucial insight into emerging opportunities for innovation and growth

  • Multi-disciplinary UWE team commissioned to research the health benefits of community transport services


    A multi-disciplinary research team from UWE's Centre for Transport and Society and the Department of Health and Applied Social Sciences has been selected by Norfolk County Council (NCC) to carry out innovative new research on the benefits of Community Transport. The project will look to explicitly quantify the benefits in health and well-being for users of a selection of such schemes in Norfolk, helping NCC and the Health Service to better understand those benefits.

  • UWE experts contribute to Dept for Transport Behavioural Insights toolkit


    UWE's Centre for Transport and Society (CTS) contributed to the recently published Department for Transport (DfT) Behavioural Insights toolkit, which aims to support the design and development of effective transport initiatives.

  • UWE to host Carbon Aware Cities: CATCH Final Conference, 13 December 2011


    The CATCH project is holding its final conference on 13 December 2011 at the University of the West of England, Bristol. UWE's Centre for Transport and Society were one of the members of this EU Framework Programme 7 project, which conducted ground-breaking research into how information about climate change and transport should be communicated.

  • Award winning free legal advice service will tackle environmental issues


    The award winning Community Legal Advice and Representation Service (CLARS) of Bristol Law School (UWE Bristol) is launching an exciting new collaborative service which will address environmental issues in Bristol and the South West.

  • Launch of new Education for Sustainable Development resource pack


    As part of UWE's Sustainability Week staff were given the opportunity to review and critique a new sustainable development teaching resource. Professor Jim Longhurst presented the slide pack to an audience of cross faculty academic and technical staff. The resource was produced by Dr. Sarah Hills and Tom Chambers on behalf of the Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment and UWE's Knowledge Exchange for Sustainability Education Group.

  • UWE experts advise on sustainability for Durban's new airport city


    ISHE assembled a team of experts from UWE's Faculty of Environment and Technology, to develop a framework to ensure the long-term sustainable development of the land and infrastructure around Durban's new King Shaka International Airport. Known as the Dube Aerotropolis, the development will eventually cover a site with a radius of about 15 km, approximately the size of Bristol, around the recently opened airport north of the city of Durban in South Africa.

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