There is a free event (you have to book – here) on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the Friends Meeting House. The speaker is Professor Kevin Anderson, who will presumably be familiar to all readers of Manchester Climate Monthly.
Kevin Anderson holds the Zennström professorship at Uppsala University and is Chair of energy and climate change at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at the University of Manchester. He is deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and a non-executive director of Greenstone Carbon Management. Kevin is research active with recent publications in Science, Nature and Nature Geosciences.
Professor Anderson engages widely across all tiers of government (UK and Sweden) on issues ranging from shale gas, aviation and shipping to the role of climate modeling (IAMs), carbon budgets and ‘negative emission technologies’. His analysis previously contributed to the framing of the UK’s Climate Change Act and the development of national carbon budgets.
He has a decade’s industrial experience, principally in the petrochemical industry and is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Climate change is a major issue for our future energy use, health, our towns and cities but it will also have a dramatic impact on our countryside, too. In this event we will begin to highlight those impacts and explore how in the North West we can help to build the resilience of our natural environment.
The Tyndall Centre is a network of universities and researchers from relevant disciplines considering more sustainable responses to climate change. It works with leaders in both the public and private sectors to promote informed decisions on mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Its cutting edge, interdisciplinary research, provides a much needed conduit between scientists and policymakers. With nearly 200 members ranging from PhD researchers to Professors, the Tyndall Centre represents a substantial body of the UK’s climate change expertise from across the scientific, engineering, social science and economic communities.
CPRE is strongly supports knowledge based on robust evidence and advocates best practices relating to sustainable development. This commitment led to the invitation to the Tyndall Centre, and we are delighted that Professor Anderson will update CPRE on the current science relevant to climate change and sustainable development.