One of the first actions from our Academic Strategy is to launch a transformational cross-disciplinary programme in research, education and innovation that will help society: ‘Transition to Zero Pollution’.
We will bring together researchers across Imperial to help realise a new low-carbon future by building new partnerships across fundamental science and engineering, systems thinking, human health, new business models and policymaking.
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Scientists, engineers, clinicians and economists must work together to come up with innovative technologies and policies that address not just a single problem but the entire system and life cycle.
The project will tackle global pollution through major new research programmes in:
- Zero pollution technologies: from developing sustainable raw materials, to changing how we produce things and recycle them
- Sustainable water-food-energy: ensuring that we use water and produce food and energy in a sustainable way
- Environmental health: better our understanding of air and water pollution, their impact on human health, and how to mitigate them
- Zero pollution economy: developing innovative economic and business models for a sustainable society.