Global Change Institute
|New Global Change Institute building to be constructed in 2012|
The University of Queensland has established leadership in many of the issues associated with global change, and is positioned to provide national and international leadership in these areas.
The Global Change Institute (GCI) is a vehicle for leadership, engagement and advocacy in the area of global change and will play an important role in raising awareness of global change issues and solutions. It will engage with UQ staff and students, as well as key external stakeholders from government, institutions, business, industry and the community. It will play a key advocacy role to ensure that global change issues are prominent in public debate and that research findings directly inform policy at each level of government. The GCI will be a first port of call for policy makers, business and the community when advice, research or debate are sought on global change issues.
The GCI is focusing on the key global issues of:
- population change
- climate change, and
- technological innovation
and will utilise the University’s vast expertise in the areas of water, energy, oceans and coasts, terrestrial environment, business, food and health to provide practical solutions through the integration of social, economic, scientific and technological dimensions.
GCI Sustainability Building
A $30 million state-of-the-art building for the Global Change Institute (GCI) will be constructed at St Lucia campus in 2012. It will employ sustainable design, construction and operating practices.
Read more about the design of this exciting living building