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Innovation needs for 2 degrees

When Jun 27, 2018
from 05:15 PM to 07:15 PM
Where Rayleigh Seminar Room. Maxwell Centre
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Speaker: Dr Robert Trezona, Head of Cleantech at IP Group plc

There is broad consensus that the mean temperature rise caused by anthropogenic greenhouse emissions must be kept below 2 ⁰C from pre-industrial levels to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. Good progress has been made in reducing emissions associated with electrical power production, and the Paris Climate Change Agreement has been a political breakthrough. However, we are not making enough progress in other sectors, such as construction materials, heat and transport. Analysis from the Energy Transitions Commission indicates that new technologies will be required for these hard-to-abate sectors.


Dr Robert Trezona is an investor in clean technology start-ups and a member of the Energy Technology Commission. In this talk he will detail these innovation needs and the potential for directed research to create new technologies that could be scaled via entrepreneurial companies.

The format is a 30-40 minute talk, followed by Q&A, and drinks and nibbles immediately after.

17:15 - 17:30 Registration
17:30 - 18:10 Talk
18:10 - 18:45 Discussion
18:45 - 19:30 Networking


Registration is required


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