The carbon and development spaces
|Dates:||25 February 2016|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Dr. Marco Sakai|
In the latest UN climate change conference held in Paris, governments all around the world agreed to strengthen efforts to limit the rise in the global average temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. While this greater level of ambition is welcomed, it significantly intensifies the need to attain even more drastic changes in our economies and societies. In particular, this increases the challenge of attempting to improve the standards of living of millions of people around the planet (i.e. the development space) within more stringent biophysical limits (i.e. the carbon space). In order to overcome this dual challenge, we require a better understanding of the climate-development nexus and start implementing transformational development pathways that enable a rapid global transition to a low-carbon and more equitable future.
Dr. Marco Sakai
Role: Research Fellow
Organisation: University of Leeds
Biography: Marco is currently a research fellow based at the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds. He is associated with the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP), the UK Energy Research Centre (EKERC) and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP). He has more than twelve years of experience in research and economic analysis. Marco has worked as a macroeconomic analyst, among other places, in the Mexican Ministry of Finance, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Stockholm Environment Institute. His work mainly focuses on studying the climate-development nexus and assessing the wide economy implications of reducing energy and material consumption.
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