Low carbon energy transitions in Europe and Asia: opportunities and challenges

Am 9. Mai werden Dr. Frauke Urban von der University of London und Dr. Johan Nordensvärd von der University of Southampton einen Vortrag mit dem Titel "Low carbon energy transitions in Europe and Asia: opportunities and challenges" halten.

Der Vortrag findet von 16:00 bis 18:00 im artec Forschungszentrum Nachhaltigkeit, SFG, Raum 2210 statt. Wissenschaftler_innen, Studierende und Interessierte aller Fachbereiche sind herzlich eingeladen. 

Zum Inhalt:
Global climate change, fossil fuel resource scarcity and energy security are some of the greatest challenges the world is facing today. Faced with these challenges, the high carbon development model (aka business as usual) is not a valid option any longer. Low carbon development offers an alternative development model, which aims to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change and enable sustainable development in a carbon constrained world, which focuses less on economic growth and exploiting finite natural resources and instead focuses more on fair and equitable human development within the limits of our planet.

The seminar will draw on lessons from Europe and Asia, with a focus on renewable energy. This seminar will discuss the need for low carbon development and explore some of the opportunities and challenges it faces. Opportunities such as mitigating climate change and contributing to energy security will be critically discussed as well as potential trade-offs between large energy infrastructure developments and impacts on marginalized people. Renewable energy policy, such as for wind, solar and hydropower, will be critically examined and the status of the energy transition will be assessed.

You will find the präsentation here