This ground-breaking analysis from a lead IPCC author examines the probable impacts of climate change-driven drought on crop production across Asia in the 2020s, and assesses the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of each country.
Sustainability for competitive advantage
The Centre for Low Carbon Futures is a collaborative membership organisation that focuses on sustainability for competitive advantage.The organisation is led by our Chief Executive Jon Price.Our activities are funded by member university funds, governments, industry, research councils and international agencies.
Formed as a company limited by guarantee in 2009 by the University of Hull, University of Leeds, University of Sheffield and University of York and joined by the University of Birmingham in 2012, we work across the EU, Asia and Latin America. The Centre brings together engineers, natural scientists and social scientists to deliver high-impact research on our 2014/15 themes of food, energy and water and support the transition of game-changing science and technologies into production.
Our activities principally support the world class research from our universities by acting as an enabler. To achieve that we work closely with governments, industry and universities around the world, firstly by providing the evidence base to both inform policy formation and by reducing some of the uncertainties of public and private investments and secondly by convening a consortium of academia, industry and governments to deliver technology transfer through a variety of vehicles including demonstrators, innovation centres and knowledge transfer and capacity building activities.
Our Board is comprised of the Vice-Chancellors of the member universities, Sir Alan Langlands, University of Leeds; Professor Sir Keith Burnett, University of Sheffield; Professor Koen Lamberts, University of York; Professor David Eastwood, University of Birmingham; Professor Calie Pistorius, University of Hull and three independent non-executives. Since inception we have raised funds and leveraged flow of over £25m funds to our member institutions.
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