Prof Kevin L Anderson


 

Contact details

Prof Kevin L Anderson
Role: Professor of Energy and Climate Change, Director of the Tyndall Energy Programme
         BSc MSc PhD

Room number: H6, Pariser
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 306 3701
Fax:+44 (0) 161 306 3255  
Email:
Web Page: http://www.tyndall.manchester.ac.uk/people/ka.php
 

Professional biography

Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and is research active with recent publications in Royal Society journals and Nature. He engages widely across all tiers of government; from reporting on aviation-related emissions to the EU Parliament, advising the Prime Minister's office on Carbon Trading and having contributed to the development of the UK's Climate Change Act.

With his colleague Alice Bows, Kevin's work on carbon budgets has been pivotal in revealing the widening gulf between political rhetoric on climate change and the reality of rapidly escalating emissions. His work makes clear that there is now little chance of maintaining the rise in global temperature at below 2C, despite repeated high-level statements to the contrary. Moreover, Kevin's research demonstrates how avoiding even a 4C rise demands a radical reframing of both the climate change agenda and the economic characterisation of contemporary society.

Kevin has a decade of industrial experience, principally in the petrochemical industry. He sits as commissioner on the Welsh Government's Climate Change Commission and is a Director of Greenstone Carbon Management.



Research

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Specific research interests

  • Climate Change
  • Energy

Teaching

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Climate Change

Teaching Unit(s):

  • MACE10401 Sustainability & Built Environment
  • MACE10401 Sustainability & Built Environment
  • MACE10401 Sustainability & Built Environment
  • MACE20062 Modelling & Simulation 2
  • MACE31532 Renewable Energy Systems

Teaching materials are available in Blackboard
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