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Sustainable development: The impacts of UK university research

Williams, Ben

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Dr Ben Williams
Senior Research Fellow in Air Quality Management


Sustainable development by its very definition is an approach that aims to balance competing needs within social, economic and environmental boundaries for both current and future generations. Without practising sustainable development on all fronts, we risk exacerbating climate change, which, through sea level rise, is threatening the existence of low-lying nations at present and is likely to be keenly felt closer to home over the coming years. If the loss of entire nations to the seas is not enough, climate change is expected to have a significant impact on global biodiversity, and unsustainable uses of finite resources could have significant political consequences globally.


Williams, B. (2015). Sustainable development: The impacts of UK university research. Environmental Scientist, 24(3), 8-12

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2015
Publication Date Nov 1, 2015
Deposit Date Dec 9, 2015
Publicly Available Date May 19, 2016
Journal Environmental Scientist
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 3
Pages 8-12
Keywords sustainable development, environmental scientist, REF, impact, research
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