Tyndall Manchester seminar- High End Energy Consumers – Overconsumption or Unmet Needs
|Starts:||13:00 9 Feb 2021|
|Ends:||14:00 9 Feb 2021|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Speaker:||Professor Karen Lucas|
Speaker: Professor Karen Lucas, University of Manchester
Abstract: This presentation addresses the issues of fairness and justice of energy resource allocations in the domestic energy and personal travel domains with a specific focus on tackling ‘over consumption’. Achieving this relies upon understanding the underlying reasons for high energy use and the structural, social, cultural and economic influences on these behaviours. These findings will be considered in the context of political theory and theories of consumption to structure definitions of high use consumers and to develop and assess approaches to equitable radical reductions.
To book a place: The seminar will take place online via Zoom- please register with Amrita to receive the joining details- firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Karen Lucas
Organisation: University of Manchester
Biography: Karen Lucas is Professor of Human Geography and Research Director at the School of Environment, Education and Development at The University of Manchester and leads the Manchester Urban Institute’s theme on Transport and Mobilities. Karen is a world-leading expert on transport and social justice in the Global North and South. She also researches issues of energy poverty and environmental and climate justice in the UK context, currently leading the High-End Energy Consumers project for the Centre for Research of Energy Demand Systems (CREDS), which is funded by UK Research and Innovation.
Travel and Contact Information
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