Shifting to a low carbon economy: a piece of cake?
Jean-Marc Jancovici, founding partner of Carbone 4 and founding president of The Shift Project
This talk will highlight the utmost importance of fossil fuels in the rise and expansion of our industrial civilization, the link between hydrocarbons and the progressive economic slowdown that began in the 70s, and the tremendous challenges that lie ahead in the transition to a fossil free economy.
About the speaker:
Jean-Marc Jancovici is a founding partner of Carbone 4, a Paris based consultancy; the founding president of The Shift Project, a Paris based think tank advocating the transition to a low carbon economy, and a professor with Mines ParisTech, one of the leading higher education institution in France. He is also a columnist in the French press and the author of 6 books.
We expect this event to be extremely popular, and places will be on a first come first served basis. If you are no longer able to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The presentation will promptly start at 6.30pm and followed by a wine and nibbles reception in the Roberts Foyer.
Please note this event will be filmed and posted on www.youtube.com/uclenergyinstitute following the event
When & Where
UCL Energy Institute
About the UCL Energy Institute:
Founded in June 2009, the UCL Energy Institute (UCL-Energy) was established as UCL’s response to the global challenges of mitigating climate change and providing energy security in the 21st century. UCL-Energy, which sits within the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at UCL, brings together different perspectives, understandings and procedures in energy research, transcending the boundaries between academic disciplines. It coordinates multidisciplinary teams from across the University, with the aim of accelerating the transition to a globally sustainable energy system through world-class energy research, education and policy support. www.ucl.ac.uk/energy Follow on Twitter @ucl_energy