SDN Lecture Series 2013/14

Glasgow Sustainable Development Network

Thursday, 3 October 2013 at 17:00 (BST)

SDN Lecture Series 2013/14

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Type End Quantity
3rd October 2013   more info Ended Free  
12th December 2013 - Prof. Phil Taylor
Prof. Phil Taylor - Transferring Electrical Networks to Enable the Low Carbon Transition
Ended Free  
22nd January 2014 - Prof. Rajat Gupta
Prof. Rajat Gupta
Ended Free  
26th February 2014 - Dr Adam Corner
Dr Adam Corner - Communicating Climate Change: Science, values and politics
Ended Free  
18th March 2014 - Simon French
Nuclear Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery: Involving stakeholders and the public
Ended Free  

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3rd October 2013, 5.15pm

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow

Speaker: May East, CEO CIFAL Scotland, UNITAR Associated Training Centre

Based at the UN Habitat Best Practice Designation Findhorn Ecovillage since 1992, May has been leading a whole generation of sustainability educators delivering trainings in 34 countries in both urban and rural contexts. A UNITAR Fellow, she has a diploma on Climate Change Diplomacy and is the UN House Scotland Director of Sustainability and Climate Change. May has delivered Transition Training since 2008 creating pathways for low-carbon global to regional performance and is currently advising a series of projects seeking to scale up low-carbon investment in Brazil. Awarded one of the 100 Global SustainAbility Leaders 2011 and 2012.

 

12th December 2013, 5.30pm

Level 5 Seminar Room, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, University of Glasgow

Transforming Electrical Networks to Enable the Low Carbon Transition

Speaker: Professor Phil Taylor, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability

Professor Taylor is currently Director of the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability and holds the Chair of Electrical Power Systems in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He carries out research which focuses on the challenges associated with the widespread integration and control of distributed/renewable generation in electrical distribution networks. Prior to joining Newcastle University he held the DONG Energy Chair in Renewable Energy and was a Director of the Durham Energy Institute. He received an Engineering Doctorate in the field of intelligent demand side management techniques from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2001. He is currently working on a number of projects including The Autonomic Power System, Energy Storage for Low Carbon Grids, and Customer Led Network Revolution.

 

22nd January 2014, 5.15pm

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow

Joint lecture with Glasgow Centre for International Development and Scottish Pakistani Association

Speaker: Prof. Rajat Gupta, Director of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD)

 

26th February 2014, 5.15pm

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow

Communicating Climate Change: Science, values and politics

Speaker: Dr Adam Corner, Cardiff University

Adam Corner is a researcher and writer who specialises in the psychology of communicating climate change. He is a Research Associate in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University and manages the Talking Climate research programme for the Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN). He writes regularly for the national media including the Guardian and the New Scientist.

 

18th March 2014, 5.15pm

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow

Nuclear Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery: Involving stakeholders and the public

Speaker: Simon French, University of Warwick

The talk will reflect on how emergency planning for nuclear accidents has changed since the Windscale accident.  Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and now Fukushima have all led to a rethinking of the response and recovery processes and an increase in dialogue and deliberation with stakeholders and the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, 3 October 2013 at 17:00 (BST)


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Glasgow Sustainable Development Network

The University of Glasgow has a significant history of sustainability-related research involving at least 10% of academic staff. This represents a spread of expertise over all Colleges of the University. Our expertise also includes satellite centres such as the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), the Dumfries campus and the Scottish Centre for Ecology and Natural Environmental (SCENE) at Rowardennan, Loch Lomond. 

 

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