Tuesday 27 March from 6pm, The Lounge, Merrion Street, Leeds LS2 8JE

Global Carbon Emissions, 1800-

Climate Scientists tell us we have to radically reduce our carbon emissions if we are to avoid the worst possible consequences to climate change. In the UK, the Climate Change Act 2008 made a legally binding commitment to reduce our CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. In order to achieve this, we need to decarbonise electricity production by 2030.

We welcome Green Drinks Leeds regular Dr. Tim Foxon, Reader in Sustainability and Innovation at the Sustainability Research Institute, The University of Leeds, to discuss:

  • Recent policy measures that aim to facilitate decarbonising electricity
  • Research examining different pathways to a low carbon electricity system
  • Tough choices we need to make in the near future

Tim is a Research Councils UK Academic Fellow (2007-12), and a member of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the new Centre for Integrated Energy Research at Leeds. His research focuses on innovation systems and processes for a transition to a low carbon economy.  He has written and been involved with a considerable amount of important research.

As ever, it’s free and open – all we ask is that you sign up via Eventbrite

After the success of our joint “Green Laughs Yorkshire” event in January, Bradford Green Drinks and Green Drinks Leeds are jointly hosting a quiz as part of Climate Week 2012.

The event will be hosted by Bradford Green Drinks at their usual venue, The New Beehive Inn, 169-171 Westgate BD1 3AA. The event starts from 6pm, with the quiz getting under way at 7, so there should be enough time to head over from Leeds!

Green Drinks Leeds will be back in Leeds, at The Lounge for their next event “How do we get to a low carbon electricity system?” on 27 March. With around 55 people at February’s Green Drinks, there’s plenty of opportunity for Good Green Banterâ„¢, to meet interesting people, and perhaps a new business associate, colleague, client or friend.