UCL Energy Institute


Addressing the climate crisis through a nexus approach - Prof Ian Hamilton's Inaugural Lecture

22 September 2022, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

 Addressing the climate crisis through a nexus approach of energy, environment and health.

UCL Energy Institute is hosting the inaugural lecture of Professor Ian Hamilton, which will explore a nexus approach to climate action through energy, environment and health.

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Lecture - Room 225, Reception - Common Room
Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place
United Kingdom

About this lecture

The energy system is responsible for around 70% of global CO2 emissions and 23% of deaths related to air pollution. Buildings are a major consumer of the energy system at around 30% of global energy use, and are an important determinant of health through exposure to heat/cold and indoor air pollution. Tackling climate change and protecting health demands both a swift phase out of fossil fuels and the transition of all existing buildings to being net-zero carbon by 2050.

This lecture will explore the realities these transitions face and describe the advantages of using population-based approaches to studying, providing evidence, developing roadmaps and tracking changes of energy, environment and health within and across the global buildings sector.

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About the Speaker

Professor Ian Hamilton

Professor of Energy, Environment and Health at UCL Energy Institute

Ian's research is focused on the nexus of the energy supply-demand system, sustainable building technologies, sustainable built environments, urban environmental quality, indoor environment and health.

Ian is the Operating Agent for the International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) 'Annex 70 - Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale'. Ian is a Co-investigator on the EPSRC funded 'Centre for Research for Energy Demand Solutions'; the NERC funded projects 'APEx: An Air Pollution Exposure model to integrate protection of vulnerable groups into the UK Clean Air Programme' and 'Actively anticipating the unintended consequences on air quality of future public policies (ANTICIPATE)'.  Ian is the UK PI on European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Climate Knowledge and Innovation Network (KIC) funded ‘Building Market Briefs’.

Ian is the Mitigation theme lead of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change. At UCL Energy Institute Ian is the module tutor for MSc Environmental Design and Engineering: Environmental Masterplanning.

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