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Climate change and risks to health – what needs to be done?

Heat waves, wildfires and flooding have become more common and intense in recent years, posing substantial risks to society and people’s health.
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Making Waves: The Future of Shipping

Professor Tony Roskilly, DEI Director and lead of our National Hydrogen for Transportation network features in the new EPSRC and Chamber of Shipping film 'Making Waves: The Future of Shipping'.
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Association for advocacy on increasing Geothermal Energy investment announces addition of 8 founding members

The recently-formed Geothermal Energy Advancement Association (GEAA) is pleased to today announce its latest addition of Founder Members. Durham Energy Institute was an original founding member of GEAA and DEI Director Professor Jon Gluyas is President of GEAA.
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Progress reported for MARLIN Star project

Further to the funding announcement in Summer 2020, the MARLIN Star project held its 5th progress meeting in the Marine Station (University of Plymouth) in August 2021.
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The fantasy of sustainability

Professor Thom Brooks from our Durham Law School comments on climate change.
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Countdown to COP26 - Durham representatives to attend COP26

Representatives from Durham University will be attending COP26 following confirmation that we have been granted provisional observer status for this year’s event.
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Countdown to COP26 – Why international law is at the heart of solving the climate crisis

COP26 is less than 100 days away and as part of this year’s conference world leaders, advisers and experts will be finalising rules under the Paris Agreement and the Paris Agreement Rulebook to enhance ambitions to tackle climate change. But, what is the Paris Agreement and why is international law crucial to making it work? Dr Petra Minnerop, from our Law School, is here to explain.
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Proudly supporting Durham’s UK City of Culture bid

County Durham has launched its bid to be named UK City of Culture 2025 and we’re very proud to be a principal partner in this exciting initiative.
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New call for Expressions of Interest for funding to research two priority areas within the decarbonisation of heating and cooling

New call for Expressions of Interest for funding to research two priority areas within the EPSRC Network for the Decarbonisation of Heating and Cooling.
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Countdown to COP26 – Inspiring Change

This month in our ‘Countdown to COP26’ series we’re looking at our own sustainability commitments and how we’re innovating and inspiring others.
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New report highlights potential of mine energy in achieving UK net zero target

A new white paper published by the Mine Energy Taskforce and Local Energy Hub network has called for greater support for mine energy as a key low carbon heat source in the UK that can contribute to government’s ambition to reach net zero by 2050.
Visual schematic of how a Geothermal Minewater system works

Andy Smallbone presents Industrial CCS in Global Energy Association Ten breakthrough energy ideas report

DEI Fellow Andy Smallbone invited to present one of 10 most promising groundbreaking energy technologies of decade in The Global Energy Association report published at the Petersburg International Economic Forum.
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