This series of briefings demonstrates the impact and value of multidisciplinary research taking place in the UK, showcasing ground-breaking new technologies and the role of research in informing policy and practice that not only paves the way towards a greener future but also benefits businesses, government, individuals and the economy.
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The UK’s industrial legacy, its population density and the need for new housing stock means we must be clever: in how we regenerate brownfield sites; in finding better uses and disposal for waste material; and in how we plan multi-functional urban spaces that are based upon low-carbon ideals.
The rate at which the world’s population is using the Earth’s resources is unsustainable, and unless we change course, this will continue to increase dramatically. By 2030, it is estimated that even two planets will not be enough1 to sustain our resource and energy consumption.
UK researchers are developing efficient technologies and alternative energy sources, as well as thinking through the land use implications for a future green energy mix. There are multiple drivers for the use of greener energy sources and for securing a more efficient energy system.