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Royal School of Mines

Imperial College London

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2050 Carbon Aspiration - Between Green Tech Advancement and Low Carbon Lifestyle

Energy Futures Lab host a talk from Professor Dato' Seri Zaini Ujang on the scientific issues and policy options for emerging countries in enhancing green growth.

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Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030) provide specific targets and initiatives to curb carbon emission, and expending carbon sink, thus creates opportunities to enhance and expand the adoption of green technology. SDG-driven regulatory framework and policies have been in place in many countries. Often, multilateral framework-based policies have long term perspective and outcomes beyond 20 years, especially in rapidly emerging countries where opportunities are available for new infrastructures and facilities to be developed.

This lecture outlines scientific issues and policy options for emerging countries, such as Malaysia in enhancing green growth by adopting, developing and benefitting from Green Technology; providing appropriate regulatory instruments, at the same time promoting Low Carbon Lifestyle. What is the correct balancing recipe? Scientific issues will also be discussed such as disruptive technologies and digitalization, ranging from carbon actions impacting financial sustainability and accuracy of carbon simulation data on investment climate on major infrastructures, particularly in energy and transportation sectors. Green lifestyle is part of SDG on demand side, and could be promoted using social media and circular economy.

Biography

Professor Dato’ Seri Zaini Ujang is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and Professional Engineer (Malaysia). He is Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia since April 2016. Prior to that, Zaini was Secretary General, Ministry of Higher Education (2013-2016) and Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2008-2013). Zaini was UTM Professor of Environmental Engineeting and Chair of Task Forces preparing Malaysia’s Higher Education blueprint (2016-2025) and Green Technology Master Plan (2017-2030).

As an academic, Zaini has accomplished wide-range collaborative research in sustainability indicators, green city, water sustainability, water and wastewater technology, mainly on membrane processes, microbial ecology and advanced resource recovery.

He was visiting professor at MIT, Tokyo, Kyoto, Tsukuba, Lund, Denmark Technical University and Imperial College London. Zaini was the recipient of the most Malaysia’s prestigious Merdeka Award in scholastic achievement in 2009. He loves cycling, jungle trekking and bookworming.

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The lecture will be held in room G20 in the Royal School of Mines (building 9 on the campus map.). The simplest route is to enter the building from Prince Consort Road and go through the double doors on your right. The entrance to the lecture theatre is the second door on your right.

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