As part of the RV Jones Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by the School of Engineering, this lecture from Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng FRS, Julia King, looks at the urgent need for us to adapt, as well as reduce emissions in order to combat climate change.
Are women’s voices heard in the climate change debate? Are we sleepwalking into an era where the climate change agenda is led by male voices and leaders? Our panel offer ideas on how women’s voices from research to business to local communities can be amplified in the climate emergency arena.
The University was delighted to host this special online event to launch a ground-breaking work on climate change legislation. This book collects contributions from many of the world’s leading climate and energy law scholars and provides the first major study of national Climate Change Acts.
To celebrate the official launch of the Centre for Energy Transition, the University of Aberdeen was delighted to host this online panel discussion on the opportunities that energy transition present for Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland.
Professor David Burslem chairs an online panel discussion with notable academics and experts on the topic of nature-based solutions to climate change.
Prof Tavis Potts, Interim Director of the Centre for Energy Transition at the University of Aberdeen, chairs a panel discussion on the topic of adaption and resilience.
Dr Alf Martinez-Felipe hosted a discussion on various aspects of the challenges of achieving zero-carbon road transport within the next 10-20 years. He was joined by a range of guests from around the globe, from industry executives to lead researchers.
The official launch of the Centre for Energy Transition was introduced by University Principal Professor George Boyne and featured Anne Marie Trevelyan, UK Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, speakers from industry, and community group Aberdeen Climate Action.
This first joint seminar of the Global Energy Institute, part of the Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance, includes a talk by Associate Professor Marc Gronwald on crude oil prices and the energy transition followed by a talk on Hydrogen Market Prospects by Dr. Roberto F. Aguilera.
Energy transition presents both challenges and opportunities for offshore energy. On the one hand, the oil and gas sector faces the challenges of decarbonising existing operations in the short term; on the other hand, the offshore renewables (especially wind) sector is expanding at a rapid rate.
This Global Energy Institute seminar featured a talk by Dr Tavis Potts on The Just Transition in Scotland followed by a talk by Professor Greg Morrison, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, on The Renewable Energy Transition: Buildings and Precincts.
Nigel Holmes, Chief Executive of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), gives a detailed overview of the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell solutions in low carbon energy systems in Scotland, including the expanding hydrogen bus fleet in Aberdeen..
Tom Baxter of the School of Engineering questions the widely held view that hydrogen should play a significant role in the transition to a clean, low-carbon, energy system in the UK.
Dr Daria Shapovalova (School of Law) presents on the possibility of establishing accountability for fossil fuel production through environmental impact assessments and the Paris Agreement reporting system.
Oil and Gas In Transition workshop
Hosted by the Centre for Energy Transition and supported by the Centre for Energy Law and the Just Transitions Lab, this event brought together stakeholders from academia, industry, policy, and third sector for an open dialogue on delivering a just transition to net-zero in the North East.