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Climate change and Equity: What is a fair share of the carbon pie?

Open lecture with climate scientist Kevin Anderson on Friday October 18 at 13.30-14.30 at the faculty of social sciences.

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Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. As the remaining carbon dioxide that can be emitted – the global carbon budget - shrinks, the reality of climate change requires a radically different economic and political system if we are to limit future warming and ensure a fair and just future. But what is the role of equity in climate action? What would a fair share of meeting global targets require as we plan and prepare for low-carbon futures?

In light of recent international climate reports, climate scientist Kevin Anderson will review what the mitigation challenge looks like today in 2019 and what approaches that could help us meet the climate challenge

About Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is Professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester and held the second Zennström professorship at Uppsala University. He 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. Kevin has a decade’s industrial experience, principally in the petrochemical industry. He is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

 

Lecture by Kevin Anderson (Approx. 40min), followed by a Q&A (20 min)  with Audience