Manchester Policy Blogs: Energy and environment
Highlighting our research on access to cheap, clean energy, along with a need to minimise our impact on our environment.
Response to the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report
8 October 2018
The University of Manchester’s Professor Kevin Anderson responds to today’s report from the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC report meticulously lays out how the serious climate impacts of 1.5°C of warming are still far less destructive than those for 2°C. Sadly, the IPCC then fails, again, to address the profound implications of reducing […]
A Policy@Manchester interview with the Dr Bachir Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy for Burkina Faso
7 August 2018
Dr Bachir Ouedraogo won a scholarship from the Sustainable Consumption Institute at The University of Manchester and he went on complete his PhD in MACE in 2012 looking at the impact of climate change, renewable energy and population on the future energy demand for Burkina Faso. In 2015 Bachir was elected to the National Assembly […]
Expert reaction – Environmental Audit Committee report
30 July 2018
The Environmental Audit Committee launched its report on heat-related deaths and included a series of recommendations for the Government. Dr Claire Hoolohan Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, considers how suitable recommendations in this report around water use are, and what additions she’d like to see. Claire’s current project, working with […]
We need creative responses to water stress and climate change, and we need them now.
18 July 2018
As the threat of drought becomes a reality in the UK, Claire Hoolohan Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, considers how we might change the way society uses water. With hosepipe bans being introduced how do we look at future water supplies Water shortage, or water scarcity, is about how much […]
Fine weather ahead for the nuclear industry?
9 July 2018
On the 28 June, the long awaited “Nuclear Sector Deal” was launched. The response from the nuclear industry has been enthusiastic and it could be an important step in establishing a nuclear renaissance. Professor Juan Matthews of the Dalton Nuclear Institute takes a closer look at the likely impact and some other recent developments. The […]