November-December 2015: UN Conference on Climate Change – COP21

Posted on November 17, 2015 in Events by . Share this article
climateIn 2015, the University of Sheffield sent delegates to the UN climate change conference from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and Energy 2050 to meet industry leaders and influence the debate on sustainable energy and climate change.

Our delegation of climate, energy, food and sustainability experts will presented at various events on innovation, climate smart agriculture and the global energy transition throughout the two week Conference of Parties in Paris, COP21.

The following video was filmed at our event with the Gulf Cooperation Council on economic diversification. It features contributions from Professor Tony Ryan OBE, Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, and Jon Price, the University of Sheffield’s Director of Energy Innovation and Knowledge Exchange.

Our programme at COP21

Monday 30 November
Scaling up investments in low-carbon technology and materials

Time: 2.30pm-4pm
Venue: EU Pavilion
Partners: European Investment Bank, Institute for Climate Economics, France; Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin; Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Sheffield, UK

Tuesday 1 December
What does sustainable intensification mean to food security in a changing climate?
Time: 10.30am-noon
Venue: EU Pavilion
Partners: Worldwide Universities Network WUN, Worldwide Universities Network WUN; Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany; Climate-KIC (Knowledge-Innovation-Community)

Tuesday 1 December
Afforestation and agricultural conversion of naturally non-forest ecosystems
Time: 4pm-4.30pm
Venue: Rio Conventions Pavilion

Wednesday 2 December
What are the research challenges associated with developing a climate-smart agri-food system?

Time: 3pm-4.30pm
Venue: Climate Generations areas
Partner: Worldwide Universities Network WUN, The University of Leeds, University of Ghana, University of Illinois, University of Alberta

Saturday 5 December
How the EU can work with GCC needing to diversify their economies and develop innovation clusters and co-production?

Time: 1pm-2pm
Venue: GCC Pavilion
Partner: GCC Countries

Thursday 10 December
Population decline and climate change in the 21st century: Achieving a ‘depopulation dividend’ in the Asia-Pacific region
Time: 10.30am-noon
Venue: Japan Pavilion –participation requires UN accreditation
Partner: Tohoku University, Japan; University of Duisburg-Essen

Friday 11 December
Can carbon capture technologies contribute to delivering the aims of the UNFCCC?

Time: 5pm-6.30pm
Venue: Climate Generations areas
Partner:Global CCS Institute; Bellona Foundation; International Energy Agency