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On Energy, Carbon and Renewables

At a Glance
Date: Wednesday 1 December 2010
Time: 4pm to 4:55pm
Location: Auditorium, Digital Laboratory
Open To: Everyone
Cost: Free
Summary: Open lecture from Professor Roland Clift on the study of the flows of materials and energy in industrial and consumer activities.

"Industrial ecology is the study of the flows of materials and energy in industrial and consumer activities, of the effect of these flows on the environment, and of the influence of economic, political, regulatory and social factors on the flow, use and transformation of resources. The objective of industrial ecology is to understand better how we can integrate environmental concerns into our economic activities. This integration, an ongoing process, is necessary if we are to address current and future environmental concerns." Robert White, US Academy of Engineering

Industrial Ecology, and its close relation Industrial Symbiosis, are growing areas of multidisciplinary research activity. Warwick is well placed to take a leading role in this activity in the UK.

Professor Roland Clift CBE FREng is the current President of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Technology at the University of Surrey and Founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Strategy; Visiting Professor in Environmental System Analysis at Chalmers University, Göteborg , Sweden; and Adjunct Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

He is a member of the Science Advisory Council of Defra; a Vice President of Environmental Protection UK and a member of Rolls-Royce’s Environmental Advisory Board. From 1996 to 2005, Roland was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP) and he acted as Expert Adviser to a House of Lords Select Committee enquiry into energy efficiency. He is a past member of the UK Eco-labelling Board and of the Working Group which drafted the BSI/Defra/Carbon Trust standard on carbon labelling, PAS 2050.

All are welcome. Enquiries to Marie Bradley m.s.bradley@warwick.ac.uk