Two events at University of Manchester promise to be excellent think-fodder next Thursday, 19th February.
From 2pm there’s a seminar on “the Cultural Politics of Climate Change” by Matthew Paterson, now at the University of Ottawa (see biog here). It’s at room 10.05 of the Harold Hankins Building.
Then, from 4.30pm, “Tyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the first talk in our new seminar series ‘Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity future’ by Dr. Tim Foxon, Reader in Sustainability and Innovation at the Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds on Thursday 19th February (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street).”
Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity future
Dr. Tim Foxon, Reader in Sustainability and Innovation at the Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds (biography attached)
This research explores the roles of actors and governance framings in a low carbon transition, by developing and analysing scenarios or pathways to a low carbon electricity future, as well as potential branching points along these pathways. Pathways under market-led, government-led and civil society-led framings have been analysed (see special issue of Energy Policy), and further research is exploring the changes in technologies, institutions, business strategies and user practices that would be needed to realise these transition pathways, including potential new institutional arrangements for a civil society-led pathway.