Nobel prize winner on climate change announced as keynote speaker for Industry Day 2013

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on whose behalf he accepted the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has been announced as keynote speaker for the Heriot-Watt University Industry Day 2013.

 
Dr Rajendra Pachauri

 

Dr Pachauri has been Chairperson of the IPCC since 2002, and is well known for his commitment to highlighting the major issues surrounding climate change, especially regarding the implications to poorer nations. In 2007 he accepted the Nobel Peace prize on behalf of the IPCC, sharing it that year with Al Gore.

His opening keynote speech will reflect the theme of Heriot-Watt’s Industry Day – Sustainable Development: Infrastructure Challenges and Solutions, on the 26th February 2013.

Listen to a discussion with Dr Pachauri recorded by the BBC in 2009:

BBC discussion with Dr Pachauri.

The day will be split into four parallel sessions:

1 – Meeting the hydro-nation and hydro-neutral challenge

2 -Networks and Infrastructure

3 – Materials and design technology

4 – Energy conservation and usage in the homes of the future

A full line-up of speakers from academia and industry will be announced here in due course, to register click below

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/4683304891

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