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Reducing Carbon Emissions through Innovation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its Assessment Report in three enormous publications. The first publication – often called “Working Group 1″, or WG1 for short – describes the current understanding of the physical mechanisms of climate change; the second – “WG2″ – discusses the possible consequences of future climate change for ecosystems and […]

Response to the Daily Mail “Britain’s secret bid to fix UN climate report”

In the Daily Mail, Ben Spencer reported that Britain unduly interfered with the drafting of the IPCC’s final report on climate change that has been published today. Under the headline, “Britain’s secret bid to fix UN climate Report”, he accuses the UK delegation of political interference. This is hugely misleading and wrong on every level. The […]

The IPCC WGII report

Climate change is an area where science and engineering – across all disciplines, from the physical to the social sciences – has a crucial role in informing decisions by policy makers. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the first instalment of its Fifth Assessment Report last September.  This summarised the latest scientific understanding […]

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Posted on: Mar 31 2014

The British Energy Challenge Manchester: Exhibition

The British Energy Challenge road show arrived in beautiful Manchester Town Hall after a two month absence. This time, changes were certainly afoot. For one, the dreary weather was a reminder that autumn had arrived in full flow. More importantly, this was the first in the series of BEC events to involve a large-scale exhibition […]

The British Energy Challenge Manchester: Discussion

  Running alongside the exhibition in the afternoon was a discussion with an invited audience of 70 key influencers from the Manchester community. Following an introduction by Mark Atherton and Cllr. Swannick focusing on how Greater Manchester is tackling the challenge locally, it was time to get down to business. Led by David MacKay and […]

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