Graham Richards' supervision at the then Physical Chemistry Laboratory (PCL), and then 2000 became an Associate Director of the Centre for Computational Drug Discovery at Oxford and now the Vice-Chancellor for Research & Development at the University of Porto, in Portugal, has become Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Stockholm in Sweden, a degree which is to be awarded for outstanding contributions to Science.
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United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Financial Initiative and Global Footprint Network have initiated a project on . As a member of the Advisory Committee, I will participated in the first workshop to be held on May 30 at in Frankfurt, Germany. We will discuss with experts and practitioners in financial institutions the financial materiality of ecological risks relevant for the credit risk evaluation of government bonds and the development of methodologies for credit rating agencies, investors and financial information providers to integrate ecological data in their models.
Janelle Knox-Hayes is an assistant professor in the school of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a research associate at the Oxford University Department of Geography and Environment. Dr. Knox-Hayes joined the School of Public Policy after completing her PhD in Economic Geography at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation research was funded by the National Science Foundation and investigated the development of carbon emissions markets looking through the lens of regulatory and financial service institutions, with the use of surveys, interviews, and close-dialogue. She is interested in the political and economic dynamics underpinning energy transition and sustainable development. Her current research is funded by the Social Science Research Council and focuses on the institutional development of carbon emissions markets in Asia, with particular emphasis on the economic and policy drivers that develop these markets as well as their impact on social and economic systems.
Bio: Karen Anderton is a James Martin Research Fellow at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford. Karen’s research focuses on organisational and governance considerations in transport and environmental policymaking across levels. She completed her DPhil thesis “Sub-national government responses to reducing the climate impact of cars”, at TSU in January 2012. Karen has been working on environmental policy issues for well over a decade and focused on climate change issues since 2003. She holds a LLB (Hons) in Law and International Politics (2002) and an MSc (with Distinction) in Environment and Development (2003). Alongside her research, she has been an independent consultant since 2007 and has consulted for various international public, private and non-profit clients including UN Habitat, nrg4SD, UKCIP, NICCD, Global Action Plan and The Climate Group. She is also a Trustee of the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN).
Arnim Wiek is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. He has conducted sustainability research on urban development, land use conflicts, and resource management in different European countries, Canada, USA, and Sri Lanka, as well as on sustainable governance of nanotechnology and nuclear power. His methodological research has focused on the collaboration between scientists and non-academic partners from government, business, and the civil society to support sustainability transitions. His current interest addresses the question of how sustainability science can be developed as a genuine problem- and solution-oriented research field to make a substantial contribution to sustainability challenges. Prior to Arizona State University, he was Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, with funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (2007-2008). He holds a PhD in environmental sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, a Master’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Jena, and a Master’s degree in philosophy from the Free University Berlin.
*This work is part of 5-year UK Infrastructure Transition Research Consortium project led by Univ of Oxford and comprising of 7 universities as well as 40+ 40+ external partners (corporations, institutions, government agencies etc.). Aim of the project develop and demonstrate a new generation of system simulation models and tools to inform analysis, planning and design of 5 key national infrastructure (NI) systems, namely energy, transport, water, waste and ICT. The research programme deals with energy, transport, water, waste and ICT systems at national scale, developing new methods for analysing their performance, risks and interdependencies. ITRC will provide a virtual environment in which to test strategies for long term investment in NI and understand how alternative strategies perform with respect to policy constraints such as reliability and security of supply, cost, carbon emissions, and adaptability to demographic and climate change.
Transitioning to a low carbon economy challenges not only the infrastructure entities but all participants in the economy. With ever increasing regulatory pressure, public awareness on environmental issues and pressure to innovate to be remain competitive, leading corporations are preparing for this paradigm shift. In the second part of the presentation will look at drivers, challenges, opportunities and current state of corporate carbon management in general. Currently available approaches and protocols to undertake supply chain carbon footprinting and management will be presented with examples.
Sakamaki, Ryuji, "Research on Effective Use of PC Mouse Log Analysis in Web Marketing" (in Japanese), Doctoral Dissertation (Principal Adviser: Someya, Satoshi; Evaluation Committee Members: Okamoto, Koji, Sasaki, Ken, Yarime, Masaru, and Nishihara, Yoko), Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, December (2011).
Mammadova, Tahira, "Investigation and Analysis of Print Media Attention in Azerbaijan to the Environmental Problems during the Years 1986-2008: Media as a Way to Sustainability," Master's Thesis (Principal Adviser: YARIME Masaru; Co-adviser: ONUKI Motoharu), Graduate Program in Sustainability Science (GPSS), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, September (2009).
Murayama, Mai, "A Fundamental Study of Governance in Transformation of Social Systems: Views of Negotiation on Technology Transfer at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Consideration on Public Transportation for Rural Cities in Japan" (in Japanese), Doctoral Dissertation (Principal Adviser: Kunishima, Masahiko; Evaluation Committee Members: Yamaji, Eiji, Horita, Masahide, Yarime, Masaru, and Ozawa, Kazumasa), Department of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, March (2012).
Asaoka, Daisuke, "Formation of Prewar Electric Industry in Japan: The Growth of Firms and Institutional Evolution" (in Japanese), Doctoral Dissertation (Principal Adviser: Baba, Yasunori; Evaluation Committee Members: Mikuriya, Takashi, Hashimoto, Takehiko, Shiroyama, Hideaki, and Yarime, Masaru), Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, March (2012).