Pathways to Carbon Neutrality
TIME | 2 February 2012, 4pm onwards
LOCATION | CSAFE Seminar Room, , Dunedin
The Maldives is a climate-change vulnerable country. In a radical move, the government has made a commitment to go to carbon neutral (excluding international flights) by 2020. This provides a fascinating case study on how a country shifts from complete dependence on diesel to the exclusive use of renewable energy. The talk will discuss some of the issues and initial work on understanding the challenges of the transition.
About the SpeakerIn 1993, Malcolm McCulloch moved from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, to the University of Oxford, UK, to head up the Energy and Power Group (EPG).
Climate change, resource depletion and social inequity are the big challenges facing our civilization and the focus of EPG is to develop and commercialise sustainable energy technologies. Malcolm has active research programmes in the three sectors of domestic, transport and renewable generation.
From his work Malcolm is also the founder and non-executive director of a number of spin-out companies including Intelligent Sustainable Energy, Navetas Energy Management and Oxford Yasa Motors. Malcolm is also the director of the Institute for Carbon and Energy Reduction in Transport, based at the Oxford Martin School.
Malcolm has over 60 publications and 15 patent and patent applications.
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