Created: Friday, 6th December, 2013 - 11:16

UCA Professor awarded World Green Design Contribution Award.

Sustainable development expert Professor Martin Charter, Director of The Centre for Sustainable Design at UCA, was presented with a World Green Design Contribution Award for his international contribution to green design.

The award was made at a ceremony during the World Green Design Forum 2013 in Brussels at the European Parliament amongst over 300 Chinese and European opinion leaders on 18 October 2013.

Martin commented: "The World Green Design Award represents a growing international recognition of the importance of integrating sustainability into design and development. 80% of a product's environmental impact is determined at this stage, so thinking about the issues early is essential".

Martin is the founding Director of The Centre for Sustainable Design (www.cfsd.org.uk/) established in 1995. He is a former Visiting Professor in Sustainable Product Design and is presently a Professor of Sustainable Innovation at UCA.

Martin has more than 25 years experience in a wide range of topics in sustainable business with particular expertise in sustainability, products, design and innovation. He has been involved in many international expert committees and advisory boards, including the World Resources Forum, Eco-innovation Observatory and EC foresight panels on European Industrial Landscape Vision (2025) & Eco-innovation/Eco-industries (2035).

Martin will host Sustainable Innovation 2013 on 4-5 November at UCA Epsom. The international conference will be the 18th in the series.

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