Geology for Global Development

Dr Joel C. Gill

Joel is the Founder/Director of Geology for Global Development (@Geo_Dev) an organisation working to support geologists to make a sustainable contribution to the fight against global poverty. He is an interdisciplinary researcher, with a PhD in geography (natural hazards), and research interests in multi-hazard frameworks, disaster risk reduction, rural water projects, and sustainable development. This work has taken him to Chile, China, Guatemala, India, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. Joel is currently based at the British Geological Survey, and tweets at @JoelCGill.

Reviewing Key Development Agreements of 2015

2015 has been a significant year for global development efforts, with major agreements on disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and climate change. The hard work has only just started, with significant work needed over the coming years and decades to deliver real, positive change. Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030 Agreed in March 2015, this framework aims to s ...[Read More]

#EGU16 – Sessions of Interest

The EGU General Assembly 2016 takes place in Vienna between the 17-22 April 2016. Abstract submission is now open for their fantastic range of sessions, with support applications open until 1st December 2015. These offer financial support to early-career scientists and established scientists from low, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries. We’ve noted some sessions of immediate rele ...[Read More]

Geology and the Sustainable Development Goals – Conference Resources

Last week Geology for Global Development gathered 125+ students, recent graduates and professionals to consider the role of the geosciences in the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Hearing from speakers in industry, academia, government, the public sector and civil society – we considered how we can contribute over the next 15 years to their aims of ending extreme poverty, fighting i ...[Read More]

Geology and the Sustainable Development Goals

Last month the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) were formally adopted by member states of the United Nations. Building on the Millennium Development Goals, these 17 ambitious goals aim to end global poverty, fight injustice and inequality, and ensure environmental sustainability over a 15 year timeframe (2015-2030). Achieving the SDGs by 2030 will require many sectors to engage, inc ...[Read More]