Please join the Energy Research Centre as Prof Manfred Fischedick shares insights into the German, Energiewende“ and reflects on where we stand at the moment and where we want (wanted) to be at the current stage.
The intersection between community organizing, climate change and clean energy deployment, with Colin Bishopp
Colin Bishopp is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. From 2012 to 2014, Colin served in the Obama Administration at the US Department of Energy. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Colin worked in the non-profit sector, helping several American states and cities to establish energy efficiency loan programs. In 2004, Colin taught courses in American politics and culture at Benedictine University. Colin earned his master's degree at the University of Chicago and his bachelor's degree at the University of California, Berkeley.
The CIRCLE programme provides support for Visiting Fellows (junior academic staff) from African universities to come to UCT for one year to undertake a research project related to climate change. Once they are back in their home institutions, the research project will continue via collaboration.
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In this seminar Rebecca Wright, a Newton Fellow from the University of East Anglia presents her work on taking the first steps in adding jellyfish to a global biogeochemical model, and using it for case study on the Benguela Current System, investigating the influence of environmental fluctuations and over-fishing on jellyfish populations.
Arjun Srinivas, visiting from ASSAR-India, has been working with Professor Martine Visser, Zachary Gitonga and Chalmers Mulwa from ASSAR-Southern Africa, to jointly analyze data from the household survey that has been administered across the two regions. On the 2 November 2016, Arjun will provide a presentation on the analytical techniques adopted to conduct this research, along with preliminary results from the respective sites.
Mr. VT Padmanabhan has been researching environmental issues since 1980. The topics he has covered include ionizing radiation, chemical contamination such as the Bhopal accident of 1984, safety concerns for nuclear power plants and radioactive waste repositories.
With the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) continuing to produce updated and scientifically robust detail on the causes and impacts of climate change, there is little doubting that the issue of man-made carbon emissions will continue to be a hot topic.