I have two opportunties for PhD Students to apply for as part of ONE Planet- https://research.ncl.ac.uk/one-planet/
ONE Planet offers a cohort-based doctoral training partnership at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities. The Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC) funds the partnership.
Ensuring that students are trained in key skills and the requisite knowledge base means that ONE Planet partners span industry, regulatory authorities to government with dedicated placements aligned with the Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – aiming to bring together the UK’s world-leading research with business – clean growth and the knowledge economy.
First is How can blue-green infrastructure support climate change efforts? Key Research Gaps and Questions: 1. What is the magnitude and extent of the current and future risks; which mitigation responses are suitable? What are the financial, social and environmental costs and benefits of responses? 3. How can organisations & agencies collaborate to address risks and system-wide planning for adaptation?
You will work with Stantec on this project -see details on the proposal here- https://tinyurl.com/2p8c5u8c
the other PhD is Natural Resources and Urban Climate Strategies. Key Research Gaps and Questions: 1. What natural resources are needed to deliver climate change strategies? 2. How do strategies and infrastructures help to reduce emissions and climate risks in UK cities? 3. Do Urban Local Climate Change Strategies and Plans result in higher use of natural resources? and 4. What environmental and economic risks and opportunities are associated with CC strategies?
You will work with Willis Insurance and Climate Risk Reseach- see details on the proposal here- https://tinyurl.com/2p988a3r
Do get in touch and good luck