University of Sussex
The Tyndall Centre at the University of Sussex was founded in 2000. Tyndall Sussex research is managed as part of the Sussex Energy Group a leading social science research group that conducts engaged, multidisciplinary research on transitions to low carbon energy systems.
The Sussex Energy Group is based in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) in the School of Business Management and Economics www.sussex.ac.uk/bmec/. Tyndall Sussex research has also drawn on other competences within the University of Sussex, particularly the Departments of Economics and Geography. Members of the Sussex Energy Group also collaborate on climate change and energy research with colleagues in the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – including research within the ESRC STEPS Centre and through the Climate Change and Development Centre
Tyndall Sussex research focuses on climate change mitigation by analysing the implications of climate science for changes in energy systems – with a particular focus on low carbon pathways for developing countries. Current and recent examples of projects include the application of the Tyndall Manchester carbon budgeting methodology for a report: China’s Energy Transition, several phases of work with Indian and Chinese institutions on low carbon innovation and technology transfer to inform the UN climate negotiations, a series of consultancies for international agencies on low carbon innovation and development, and a project on interactions between global climate and trade policy regimes (with the Department of Economics).