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Green Great Britain Week

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15/10/2018 - 19/10/2018

The first Green Great Britain (GB) Week will take place 15 – 19 October 2018.

This is a Government-led week and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a key partner, with a number of events and activities planned across the country. The aim of Green GB Week is to engage us all with the importance of tackling climate change and ensuring clean growth.

Businesses and universities are vital in driving the innovation we need for clean growth, from developing the technology to charge electric vehicles more quickly and researching long-term renewable energy solutions to identifying opportunities to reduce plastic waste.

Each day of Green GB Week has a specific theme:
Monday:  UK leadership on climate science.
Tuesday: Clean growth and innovation.
Wednesday: Clean investment and the low carbon economy.
Thursday: Clean growth as a business opportunity, new business and job opportunities.
Friday: Climate action in communities.

How arts and humanities research contributes

Arts and humanities disciplines contribute to our cultural understanding of the natural world in many ways. They play a crucial role in raising awareness of environmental issues through their depiction in art, literature and film as well as helping us to find ways to better protect our natural heritage from the threats facing cherished beauty spots by understanding what they mean to us and why we value these spaces. Also, history and archaeology can reveal how people have adapted during previous periods of climate change and offer lessons for the ways we could live in the future. Vitally, research plays a vital role in providing robust evidence to help policymakers and politicians make informed decisions. For example, the historic study of tree diseases is helping with new thinking on how to tackle new diseases affecting much-loved tree species such as oak and beech. In all these different areas and more, the arts and humanities have shown they are uniquely placed to give us the tools – individually and as societies – to understand environmental change, how communities may adapt and be resilient in the face of it, and how we may better communicate the threats our planet is experiencing.

Find out more in the AHRC report, Research and the Environment (PDF, 4.3MB)

For full details of the UKRI-led events and activities visit here.

For full details of all the Green GB Week events and activities see the GGBW website and the Eventbrite page.

The Green GB Week events are a chance to learn about how clean growth is helping to provide new job opportunities, grow our economy for the benefit of us all and help tackle climate change for a cleaner, green future.

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