In this series SocEnv invites CEnv speakers to discuss merging technologies and the innovations that have made a real difference to the environment.
Can Innovative Technology Solve Climate Chaos?
Professor Carolyn Roberts CEnv will explore the role of new technologies in addressing the wicked problems of climate change and related environmental pressures. A lot of media hype surrounds the opportunities afforded by renewable energy, geoengineering, carbon capture, electric cars, novel materials, and new communications technologies, but can these technologies make a meaningful difference, or must our future ‘smart cities’ incorporate major constraints on our lifestyles?
The talk will also outline the role played by Innovate UK in funding innovation in systems and technologies.