Climate Change Perspectives


13/02/2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Information

The latest in the 2 year series highlighting work on climate change on the campus, we offer you two exciting talks:

Marc Gronwald (Business School)

Is the energy industry prepared for the energy transition?

Marc will try to assess why 2019 has been the year when climate change (finally) took centre stage. He will argue that this represents a very sudden shift in public sentiment which will make it difficult to predict what is going to happen next. Marc will also discuss what this implies for the energy inductry and if the industry is prepared. Finally, Marc will discuss how energy investments are going to be affected.

Ashish Malik (School of Biological Sciences)

Soil carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change

Rising CO2 in the air is causing global warming and climate change. Microbes in soil act as gatekeepers of soil-air carbon exchange. Ashish will present latest research which suggests that microbes can be used to increase carbon in degraded soils. This can be a great strategy not only to improve soil quality but also to mitigate climate change by drawing down CO2 into soils.


Audience questions follow talks.

Public welcome – no booking required.


Event Details

SpeakerMarc Gronwald and Ashish Malik
VenueMeston MT4, University of Aberdeen