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Energy, Resources, Food and Water

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Enhancing Regional Capability in the Pacific

The University of Newcastle, through the Global Impact Cluster for Energy, Resources, Food and Water (GIC ERFW) is working with regional partners to deliver co-operative solutions to environmental, social and economic challenges faced by Pacific island communities. Through a newly established Pacific Node, the University provides a flexible framework to enhance research capacity to support regional priorities in the following areas

  • Climate Change Resilience
  • Ecosystem and Biodiversity Protection
  • Waste Management and Pollution Control
  • Environmental Governance
  • Food Security and Health

Working with regional partners, the University is contributing to sustainable solutions through strategic activities including:

  • Targeted PhD scholarships to Pacific Island Nationals
  • Research collaborations tied to the environmental protection priorities of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and other regional organisations
  • Research training programs to transfer knowledge to practice

Download the Pacific Node brochure (PDF)

Click here to download the Research Roadmap (PDF) outlining the UON SPREP partnership