Experts team up on climate change

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Leading climate change experts from Oxford Brookes and Oxford University will share the platform at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development conference Now or Never: A low carbon built environment for the 21st century.

Leading climate change experts from Oxford Brookes and Oxford University will share the platform at the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development conference Now or Never: A low carbon built environment for the 21st century.

The event taking place on Tuesday 19 January next year brings together world leading experts on sustainability from both universities for the first time and will highlight the latest research findings.

These include work at Brookes by Dr Rajat Gupta on carbon counting for retrofit, work on occupier demand for sustainable commercial property by Professor Tim Dixon, Gina Dalton and Dr Claire Roberts and work on walking and cycling by Dr Tim Jones and Dr Alison Chisholm. From Oxford University's Environmental Change Unit, Dr Mark Hinnells will talk on green leases for commercial property, and Dr Nick Eyre on energy rating systems.

Keynote speakers include Paul King of the UK Green Building Council, David Kennedy of the Government's Climate Change Committee and sustainable transport expert Dr Peter Headicar, from OISD at Brookes.

'The aim of the day is a practical one - to produce a road map that will lead us to a low carbon future,' says Professor Tim Dixon, Director of OISD. 'How are we going to cut carbon emissions? What technology is available? These are the big research questions we will be addressing'.

'We are seeing an increasing number of collaborations between Oxford's two universities. The city is really one of the main centres for green thinking in the country, if not the world'.

'This conference will highlight the latest research, and set out how we will achieve our targets. As far as the built environment is concerned, this is the first time the two universities have come together in this way.'

For more information about the conference see the OISD website