GW4 is delighted to announce seed funding for three projects stemming from this year’s Crucible programme ‘Transitions to Net Zero in the time of Covid-19’.
The GW4 Crucible programme offers the opportunity for future research leaders to come together to generate innovative, multifaceted responses to tackle global challenges.
The successful collaborative and innovative projects cover a diverse range of net zero related research topics, from air quality to eco-emotions.
The projects all intend to deliver real world impact with the aim of becoming larger collaborative research projects in the future. They will be led and developed by some of this year’s talented and enthusiastic Cruciblees.
- Exposure and environmental engagement: A pilot integrating wearable sensors, air quality and citizen science (EXPO-ENGAGE): Led by Jo Garrett (Exeter), the group will research the impact of participation in air quality citizen science on environmental engagement. This is anticipated to provide a basis for further collaborative bids around air pollution, citizen science and environmental engagement.
- Stories of Hope: Eco-Emotions in Transitions to Net Zero: Led by Elizabeth Marks (Bath), they will investigate eco-emotions, hope and sustainable action in young people. The aim is to have a positive impact on those involved, to connect with others in the region, and create a narrative of hope in transitions to net zero.
- Leveraging human health and environmental sustainability with equality: Identifying opportunities and challenges in approaching a net-zero global food system: Led by Pan He (Cardiff), the group will seek to improve the knowledge on pathways towards food systems aligning with the principle of Net Zero as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.