Sustainability database

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Dr Alice Bows-Larkin

Reader in Energy & Climate Change; Co-director of Tyndall Manchester

 

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Alice Bows-Larkin is a Reader in Energy and Climate Change as part of the Tyndall Centre and based within the School of Mechanical, Civil and Aerospace Engineering, University of Manchester. Alice trained as an astrophysicist at the University of Leeds, did her PhD in climate modelling at Imperial College, then worked in science communication. She returned to academia in 2003 joining the interdisciplinary Tyndall Centre to research conflicts between climate change and aviation.

In 2008 she was appointed as a lecturer to direct projects on international transport and food supply scenarios within a climate change context. Alice is now a Reader in Energy and Climate Change and currently co-leads the MACE Infrastructure Theme, heads up the food@manchester cross University research area and is the lead Manchester investigator on a large consortium project funded by the EPSRC entitled 'Shipping in Changing Climates'.

 

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
Yes
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Climate
Economy
Education
Engagement
Transport

Connections

Course

Environmental Engineering

Renewable energy systems for buildings; Climate Change;

Course

Sustainable Waste Management (Year 3)

To develop an understanding of the scale of waste issues at a global, EU and UK level as well as the related trends, drivers and legislation.

Course

Sustainable Waste Management (Master's)

Waste management

Research

CC: Strategic Thinking

Course event for Corridor Connections led by representatives from Tyndall Centre. A new professional development course to equip strategic decision-makers with an understanding of climate change.

http://www.corridorconnections.co.uk/event-climate-change-strategic-thin...

Research

UMARI Environment Theme

By its nature, environmental research brings together disciplines to synthesise knowledge and understanding to address the key issues of the day.

http://www.umari.manchester.ac.uk/research/areas/Environment/index.html

Research

Shipping in Changing Climates

Our vision is to create an enduring, multidisciplinary and independent research community strongly linked to industry and capable of informing the policy making process by developing new knowledge and understanding on the subject of the shipping system, its energy efficiency and emissions, and its transition to a low carbon, more resilient future.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K039253/1

Research

FIRE

To build momentum around the water@manchester, food@manchester and energy@manchester communities towards developing interdisciplinary research proposals.

 

Research

CC Mitigation, Adaptation in UK Food System

Aim: To develop a series of scenarios relevant to consumption articulating pathways to alternative futures from both an adaptation and mitigation perspective

http://www.sci.manchester.ac.uk/people/research/climate-change-and-carbo...

Research

The High Seas Project

Assessing the technical and operational scope for rapid carbon emission reduction from global shipping.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/H02011X/1

Group

water@manchester

A network to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in water-related research across The University of Manchester and with external research, government and industry organisations.

Keywords: 
Water, Climate change, Resources

Group

Tyndall Centre

Group

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Keywords: 
Transport, Emissions, Energy, Civil engineering, Engineering, Aerospace

Group

Food@Manchester

From field to fork, its production, distribution and consumption impacts the daily lives of people all over the world.

As populations continue to grow and our climate continues to change, food and delivering food security become issues increasingly worthy of deeper investigation.

Keywords: 
Food, food and eating, Food supply, sustainable food consumption

Group

The University of Manchester Aerospace Research Institute

The mission of our Institute is to gain full benefit from the University’s diverse research capability and to be internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in aerospace research and innovation.  The Institute nurtures a broad-based research portfolio and at the same time is seeking to establish a number of major research initiatives that add value to the existing research base in the University.

Keywords: 
Aerodynamics, Aerospace, Car and vehicle aerodynamics, Aero

Group

Sustainable Consumption Institute

Consumption is a hugely powerful force.

The sustainability challenges we face stem largely from an explosion in consumption, and the corresponding exploitation of finite resources. To successfully respond to these challenges, we must now radically reduce the resource intensity of everyday lives.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, corporate sustainability, Consumption, sustainable consumption