Upcoming Event: “Consuming Our Future: The Climate Change Impact of UK Consumers”

Another Tyndall Manchester seminar. They are free, open to members of the public, and very informative. We will be there to report on it, and hope to see you there!

Dear all

Tyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the second talk in our seminar series ‘Consuming Our Future: The Climate Change Impact of UK Consumers’ by Dr. Ruth Wood on Thursday 9th August (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street) at 4.30pm. There are more details below:

Consuming Our Future: The Climate Change Impact of UK Consumers
Dr. Ruth Wood
Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester

The greenhouse gases associated with the production of the goods and services consumed by UK residents are increasing, outweighing the reductions made by the UK under the Kyoto Protocol. In effect we have exported our environmental impacts to countries such as China, India and Brazil.  This seminar will explore the trends and drivers of ‘consumption emissions’ providing an insight into the environmental impacts of our lives and demonstrating how we can all contribute to reducing our impact.  In doing so Dr Wood will present results from a new scenario tool that enables users to understand the links between production and consumption demonstrating the sheer scale of the challenge involved in reducing our environmental impact and questioning our reliance on a technological fix and exponential economic growth.

Please RSVP, or contact Amrita with any queries (tyndall@manchester.ac.uk).

We look forward to seeing you there.  Please feel free to pass this onto any colleagues who may be interested.

Best wishes

Amrita Sidhu
PA to Professor Kevin Anderson/Construction Science Expert Group
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
0161 306 3700

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