Emerging conclusions from the IPCC Report on Climate Change Mitigation
Prof Jim Skea, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
Volume I of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report, “Climate Change: The Physical Science Basis”, was published in September 2013. Volume III, “Climate Change: Mitigation of Climate Change”, will be considered by signatories to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Berlin 7-11 April 2014. Jim Skea, who is a Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group III, will present key conclusions from the report, notably those referring to the energy sector which accounts for the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions.
Jim Skea has research interests in energy, climate change and technological innovation. He has been RCUK Energy Strategy Fellow since April 2012 and a Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College since 2009. He was Research Director of the UK Energy Research Centre 2004-12 and Director of the Policy Studies Institute 1998-2004. He has operated at the interface between research, policy-making and business throughout his career. He is a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change and a Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group III. He acted as Launch Director for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership. He was awarded a CBE for services to sustainable energy in 2013 and an OBE for services to sustainable transport in 2004.
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