The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021 is a webinar series from ETP and Research Innovation Scotland that seeks to inform the global energy community how Scottish R&I can help deliver carbon emission reduction targets, especially around the Paris Agreement's Nationally Determined Contributions, to encourage collaborative activity between Scottish academia and wider parties.
About this webinar
Around the world, many communities living in acute poverty on the margins of cities are at the frontline of the consequences of climate change, energy and waste policy.
One such community is Dharavi’s thousands of workers in IWM (informal waste management). For the last decade Prof Graham Jeffery of UWS and Dr Ben Parry of Bath Spa University have been working with colleagues in India to develop a research and innovation lab, Compound 13 Lab, which examines issues waste, work and survival in Dharavi, Mumbai. Work at the Lab builds on citizen science and informal knowledge: acute expertise built up over many years in the IWM industry, which despite regulatory challenges and hazards to human health, makes a massive contribution to carbon and waste reduction in the city.
Prof Andrew Hursthouse has extensive experience in environmental remediation and the challenge of ‘cleaning up’ contaminated land across many different territories including the global South. His work focuses not only on hazard identification and risk assessment of natural as well as man-made contaminants, but also on sustainable strategies to ensure long term local benefits.
Together with VInod Shetty, Director ACORN Foundation, Mumbai, and Dr Uche Chukwura-Osoagba, Lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria, they will discuss methods and approaches to collaboration in these front-line settings. How can we overcome the entrenched obstacles, political, technical and economic, to achieving genuinely sustainable models of circular economy, which would include considerations of public health, economic equity and wellbeing for all? This event seeks to answer these questions and more.
Helen Kennedy, Head of Research at the University of the West of Scotland
- Dr Uche Chukwura-Osoagba, Lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
- Prof Andrew Hursthouse, Professor of Environmental Geochemistry at the University of the West of Scotland
- Prof Graham Jeffery, Professor in Arts and Media Practice at the University of the West of Scotland
- Vinod Shetty, Director ACORN Foundation, Mumbai
This event is suitable for
This event is suitable for academics and innovators outside Scotland, funders, policy makers and industry/end users.
The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021 is brought to you in collaboration with Construction Innovation Scotland, Energy Systems Catapult, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, ScotCHEM, Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government, Scottish Research Partnership In Engineering, Scotland's Rural College, Scottish Universities Life Science Alliance, The Data Lab, Wave Energy Scotland, the University of the West of Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland.