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COP26 Satellite Event - Engineering Transition to Net-Zero and Sustainability

Date and Time19 October 2021 - 9am - 4.15pm BST
LocationOnline Event
COP26 Satellite Event - Engineering Transition to Net-Zero and Sustainability information
Organiser:
Ian Sherrington
Entry Fee: Free
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This on-line COP 26 Satellite Event will showcase research in Engineering at UCLan which addresses climate change and waste management.

This free on-line event is open to everyone. It aims to:

  • Provide access to information about research in engineering at UCLan which addresses climate change and waste management.
  • Encourage contact with staff at UCLan who are involved in projects relevant to climate change and waste management

The event will demonstrate how research at our has environmental and social value to both the Lancashire Region and more distant communities.

Themes: Sustainability / Waste management / Finance and Economics / Agricultural Transitions

Programme

9.00 Introduction: Prof Ian Sherrington

Session One: Economics, Waste and Resource Management (Session Chair: John Whitton)

9.10 Prof Karl Williams - Waste Management and Sustainability

9.30 Dr David Richardson – Reducing the Carbon Burden of SMEs in Lancashire

9.50 Prof Champika Liyanage – Sustainable Development of Economic Growth

10.10 Discussion forum with panel

10.30 – 10.50 MORNING BREAK

Session Two: Agricultural transitions (Session Chair: Prof Ted Smith)

10.50 Prof John Whitton –UK Agriculture and the Climate Change Transition: Farmer Engagement in Decision Making

11.10 Dr Kevin Butt – Sustainable Crop Production from Marginal Agroecosystems

11.30 Dr Heather Ohly - Transitions to Agroecology in South Asia: Community Engagement and Capacity Building

11.50 Discussion forum with panel

12.10 – 13.00 LUNCH BREAK

Session Three: Engineering solutions for sustainability (Session Chair: Champika Liyanage)

13.00 Prof Adrian Friend - Sustainability in Building and Architecture

13.20 Prof Tapas Sen – Functional Nanomaterials in Clean Water technology

13.40 Prof Ian Sherrington - Friction in Machines

14.00 Prof Ted Smith – Power Loss in Automobile Powertrain

14.20 Discussion forum with panel

14.40 - 15.00 AFTERNOON BREAK

Session Four: Energy generation (Session Chair: Karl Williams)

15.00 Dr Hamid Nasriani – Alternatives to Standard Diesel Fuel

15.20 Dr Matt Stables – Wind Energy Solutions in Renewable Energy

15.40 Discussion forum with panel

16.00 - 16.10 Closing remarks