Kevin Anderson

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e-mail address
kevin.anderson@manchester.ac.uk
Title
Professor
First Name
Kevin
Surname
Anderson
Institution
University of Manchester
Phone
+44 (0) 161 306 3701
Fax
+44 (0) 161 3063255
Postal Address

Tyndall Centre Manchester Manchester M60 1QD UK

Current Position
Deputy Director
Role at Tyndall

Kevin Anderson is professor of energy and climate change in the School of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He has recently finished a two-year position as director of the Tyndall Centre, the UK's leading academic climate change research organisation, during which time he held a joint post with the University of East Anglia. Returning full time to Manchester, Kevin now leads Tyndall Manchester’s energy and climate change research programme and is deputy director of the Tyndall Centre. He is research active with recent publications in Royal Society journals, Nature and Energy Policy, and engages widely across all tiers of government. Kevin’s research interests include: understanding the implications of rising emissions and the latest climate science for mitigation and adaptation policy; analysing opportunities for rapid decarbonisation of the UKs energy system; and quantifying the role of international transport (aviation and shipping) in a low-carbon society. With his colleague Alice Bows, Kevin’s work on carbon budgets has been pivotal in revealing the widening gulf between political rhetoric on climate change and the reality of rapidly escalating emissions. His work makes clear that there is now little to no chance of maintaining the rise in global mean surface temperature at below 2C, despite repeated high-level statements to the contrary. Moreover, Kevin’s research demonstrates how avoiding even a 4C rise demands a radical reframing of both the climate change agenda and the economic characterisation of contemporary society. Kevin has a decade of industrial experience, principally in the petrochemical industry. He sits as commissioner on the Welsh Governments climate change commission and is a director of Greenstone Carbon Management - a London-based company providing emission-related advice to private and public sector organisations.

Role at Council
Headquarters: Directorship
Role at Fudan Tyndall Centre
Deputy Director, UK Tyndall Centre
Personal website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/Kevin.anderson/personaldetails

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Emissions Scenarios
Geoengineering
Carbon Assessment and Management
Economics
Climate modelling/downscaling
Business

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