Postponed – Your Manchester Insights: Climate Change – Planes, Ships and the Climate Change Challenge

This event has been postponed

While the threat of climate change has been in the public consciousness for many years, the extent of change required to our energy system, and rate at which that needs to happen, is only now starting to receive a high profile.

With all sectors needing to significantly curtail emissions in a very short period of time, aviation and shipping pose particular challenges. Firstly, both lead to greenhouse gas emissions that are released in international airspace or waters – so are under no individual nation’s control. Secondly, both have levels of CO2 that are continuing to rise. This talk will highlight the scale of the climate change challenge for these sectors, illustrating a need for curbing demand for aviation, given the limits to technology developments in the timescales compatible with the Paris Agreement.

It will also flag a need for much greater investment and entrepreneurship in shipping where technical solutions, such as wind propulsion, have much to offer.

Speakers: Professor Alice Larkin, Professor of Climate Science and Energy Policy and James Mason, PhD researcher, School of Engineering

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