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Chief Scientific Advisor to give Cabot Institute's first annual lecture

16 September 2011

One of the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisors is coming to Bristol to address one of the biggest challenges facing the world – how to cut greenhouse gases by at least 80 per cent.

One of the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisors is coming to Bristol to address one of the biggest challenges facing the world – how to cut greenhouse gases by at least 80 per cent.

Professor David MacKay, who advises the Department of Energy and Climate Change, will be sharing his insights into what this means for the country, for the energy sector and other major emitting businesses.

His free lecture, being held in the Wills Memorial Building on 28 September, is The Cabot Institute’s first lecture to celebrate its establishment as a centre for interdisciplinary research into global environmental change.

The lecture has been organised by the University of Bristol in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and sponsored by Atkins, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies.

Professor MacKay will be focusing on the Government’s 2050 Pathways Analysis, which presents a framework through which to consider the choices and trade-offs necessary to achieve such large cuts over the next 40 years.

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