Climate Negotiations Simulation, Monday 2nd November, from 16.00 to 18.00
Speakers: Professor Alice Bows-Larkin, Director of Tyndall Manchester.
As world leaders prepare to gather in Paris, the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research will host a mock UN climate negotiation in Manchester. This event is an opportunity for you to discuss the issues at stake for each country, and learn about trends in climate, energy and greenhouse gas emissions.
The World Climate Exercise was developed by Climate Interactive and MIT. Thousands of people have participated in these events around the world, from primary school classes to major business CEOs. It is regularly used in our teaching at The University of Manchester.
Underlying your negotiations, of where and when emissions will be cut, is a robust climate model so delegates will have real time results on the likely consequences.
This event is run in conjunction with: Manchester: A Certain Future
Hot in the City: Urban Resilience and Cooling, Tuesday 3rd November, from 15.15 to 16.45
Chair: Dr Sarah Mander, Tyndall Manchester, University of Manchester
Panel: Dr Rita Shaw, Electricity North West Ltd, Dr Claire Smith, University of Leicester, DrJeremy Carter, CURE, University of Manchester, Dr Vladimir Jankovic, CHSTM, University of Mancheste
Heatwaves cause great discomfort to many in cities around the world and are likely to increase with climate change. Unfortunately, one of our main responses, air conditioning, is expensive and may cause significant stress to the electric grid. This event brings together leading experts to discuss our understanding of increased temperatures in urban environments in an interactive format. There will be a particular focus on Manchester. It will be of interest to public and private sector building managers, property developers, those with responsibility for groups vulnerable to heatwaves (eg the elderly), electricity system stakeholders affected by cooling loads, and policy makers with an interest in addressing the above.
As Policy Week takes place in November, a time of the year when the discomfort of sweltering city temperatures is far from people’s minds, a short film will be shown to set the scene.
- John Buckingham, BMT Defence Services Ltd., Mapping the hybrid solution space
- Solmaz Haji Hosseinloo, Tristan Smith & Nagore Sabio, University College London, UK, Lars Erik Mangset, WWF, Oslo, Norway- Bridging the shipping gap: 2 degrees pathways and carbon pricing
- Carlo Raucci, Christophe McGlade & Tristan Smith, University College London, UK, Kim Tanneberger, Lloyd's Register, UK- A framework to evaluate integrated systems for hydrogen as fuel in...
- Paul Fenton, Linkoping University, Sweden- The role of port cities and networks: reflections on the World Ports Climate...
- Anna Kotrikla, Nikitos Nikitakos & Theodoros Lilas, University of the Aegean, Greece- Air pollutant emissions at an Aegean island port
- Panos Deligiannis, Neda Maritime Agency Co. Ltd., Greece- Ship performance indicator
- Alison Newell, University of the South Pacific, Fiji- Turning the tide- the need for sustainable sea transport in the Pacific
- Amelia Bola, University of the South Pacific, Fiji- The potential for sustainable sea transport: a case study of the Southern...
- Joel Perez Osses, Richard Bucknall, University College London, UK- A marine engineering plant model to evaluate the efficiency and CO2 emissions...