Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Seminar on ECONOMICS OF LOW CARBON CITIES, 09 Jun 2012, Hong Kong


Seminar organized by British Council and University of Leeds, UK
Date:09 Jun 2012
Location: Room 307, British Council Hong Kong, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong


What is the most effective and efficient way to decarbonise a city? There are thousands of low carbon options available and, although they present a significant opportunity to reduce energy bills and carbon foot-prints, there is often a lack of reliable information on their performance. The higher the levels of risk and uncertainty that emerge as a result of this lack of reliable information can be a major barrier to action, making it hard to develop a political, business or social case for investment in low carbon options.

Professor Andy Gouldson will be presenting his work evaluating the cost and effectiveness of a wide range of existing low carbon options that could be applied in households, industry, commerce and transport. The research explores the scope for the deployment of these options at the city-scale, along with the analysis of the associated investment needs, financial returns, carbon savings and implications for the economy and employment.

About the speaker:Andy Gouldson is Professor of Sustainability Research. He has nearly 20 years of experience working on a wide range of issues relating to environmental policy and management. From January 2006 to June 2009 he was Director of the Sustainability Research Institute, at the University of Leeds and he is currently a Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics.

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