Energy 2050 at COP22: Sheffield academics accelerate world-leading research vital for sustainability

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World-leading academics from the University of Sheffield will join world leaders in Marrakech next week (7 November – 18 December 2016) for the start of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change – COP22.

Our events are open to all and we look forward to welcoming you to hear leading figures from industry, academia and world leaders discuss innovation, the global energy transition and food security.

Our events

Friday 11 November, 11:00 – 12:30
Manufacturing innovations for fuel efficient aerospace and automotive industries in Morocco
GZ2, Green Zone

Given the economic needs for manufacturing innovations, panelists will discuss the case study of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing and similar opportunities in Morocco.

Panel: Dr. Hicham Bouzekri – Chief Executive Officer, MAScIR Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research, Chris Dodwell – Ricardo Innovations UK, Prof Paul Stewart – University of Derby UK, Chair: Mr Jon Price – Strategic Advisor to Research Institutions UK & MENA

Friday 11 November 13:00 – 14:30
Understanding and mitigating CO2 and embedded energy in the agri-food system
GZ3, Green Zone

Global agri-food production will have to increase dramatically to meet the needs of growing populations and developing economies, becoming increasingly difficult with the effects of climate change. Understanding and mitigating CO2 and embedded energy in the agri-food system are essential to meeting global challenges sustainably.

Panel: Prof. Duncan Cameron – Co-Director of the P3 (Plant, Production & Protection) Centre of excellence for translational agricultural technologies, The University of Sheffield, Niall Bradshaw – The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, The University of Sheffield, Dr. Hamdan Al-Fazari – Pro-VC, Sohar University, Oman. Chair: Prof. Tony Ryan OBE, Director of The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, The University of Sheffield.

Friday 11 November 13:00 – 14:30
Alternative Aviation Fuels
GZ4, Green Zone
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the aviation industry have committed to reduce carbon emissions. This seminar will explore what policies may be needed to increase the use of alternative aviation fuels; the technical challenges; and which governments and stakeholders are leading the way.

Friday 11 November, 19:00 – 20:30
Reusing C02
GZ5, Green Zone
The Paris climate agreement has committed governments to a reduction of CO2 emissions.  One key area is how to re-use carbon dioxide as a feedstock for chemicals, fuels and other products.

Professor Peter Styring, Director of the UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilization

Our speakers

Wednesday 9 November, 14:30 – 16:00
Enhancing Resilience of South East Asian agriculture to climate change
EU1, EU pavillion
Prof. Tony Ryan OBE, Director of The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, The University of Sheffield

Thursday 10 November, 13:00 – 14:30
Energy Access and Climate Change – The Nexus Approach
GZ1, Green Zone

The side event will emphasize putting ideas into action – moving forward on policy and practice to address the interconnected systems involving food, water and energy. It designed to challenge thinking and spur creativity. Participants will take away new ideas, new relationships, and increased motivation to contribute to addressing these integrated challenges in new ways.

Prof. Tony Ryan OBE, Director of The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, The University of Sheffield

Saturday 12 November, 13:00 – 14:30
GCC and European institutes collaboration on economic diversification
GCC1, GCC Pavillion

How can European institutions support GCC countries to diversify their economies by establishing thriving innovation clusters? 

This event will present some of the initiatives planned and in progress between the European institutes and GCC to support economic diversification. Panelists will discuss both barriers and solutions for scaling up investments in both advanced manufacturing and agri-tech, developing low-carbon sustainable technologies for deployment in GCC and wider MENA countries.

Prof. Tony Ryan OBE, Director of The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, The University of Sheffield
Mr Jon Price, Strategic Advisor to Research Institutions

 

For further information please contact: Kirsty Bowen, kirsty.bowen@sheffield.ac.uk, 0114 222 1034