Solutions to worldwide issues caused by the climate crisis will be the focus of a University of the West of Scotland (UWS)-hosted seminar series.
The mini-series will include guest speakers from universities in Africa, Asia and Europe - as well as PhD students – and will showcase some of the work UWS is doing to tackle the wide range of waste management problems that affect many communities living in poverty, who are at the frontline of the consequences of climate change.
The seminars will also look at ‘smart farming’, which aims to improve the productivity and sustainability of farming through using advanced sensors, knowledge-sharing and data management technologies.
Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said: “UWS has a broad range of internationally renowned research expertise and I’m pleased that we can offer these events as a platform to discuss some of the crucially important topics around climate change, energy and waste management.
“With COP26 now within touching distance, there is no better time for UWS to open up these important conversations and showcase how we, along with a wide range of research partners, can contribute solutions to help tackle the global climate emergency.”
Professor Milan Radosavljevic, Vice-Principal of Research, Innovation & Engagement, added: “UWS’s world-leading expertise can offer a significant contribution to real-world problems, as we work collectively with other research institutions and partner agencies, to find innovative solutions to deal with climate change.”