25.05.2011 – IPCC Special report on renewable energy sources

Wednesday 25 May 2011, 12.15-13.00, NTNU, auditorium EL-6 (Elektrobygget, Gløshaugen)

IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

Lecturer: Ånund Killingtveit, professor at NTNU’s Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering
Language: English

The Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) was released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on May 9th this year. The IPCC was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It acts as a scientific, intergovernemental body to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate
change.

The goal of the SRREN report has been to assess existing literature on the contribution of six renewable energy sources to the mitigation of climate change. It is intended to provide policy relevant information to governments, intergovernmental processes and other interested parties.

Ånund Killingtveit, professor at NTNU’s Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, has contributed to this report as one of the lead authors and will give an overview over its structure key findings.

To register for the lecture and a free lunch (coffee/tea and baguette) send an e-mail by May 23!

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LINK TO VIDEO LECTURE

 

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