Lloyd's Register Educational Trust Lecture 2010

13 April 2010

A low carbon world: is it realistic?

Speaker: Dr Anne-Marie Warris, Environmental Adviser, Lloyd's Register

Chair: Lord Browne of Madingley FREng FRS 

The drive towards a low carbon world is presenting a considerable challenge in the UK and on the international stage. Industry in the developed world is faced with the need to adapt and accelerate its innovation to maintain its competitiveness. Advances in the low carbon era will not happen without the involvement and support of engineers.
• So where is the UK in all of this...in the lead or lagging behind?
• What international effort will be needed, either driven by governments or voluntary action to achieve the low carbon target?
• How will rapidly emerging economies, like China, India and the South American countries impact on the efforts being made in the developed world?
• Will engineering excellence shift from the developed world to the developing world and does it matter?
• Is a low carbon world realistic or are we kidding ourselves?

Dr Anne-Marie Warris has over 25 years experience in environmental matters including management systems and standards and is a leading expert on climate change and environmental challenges. She is responsible for ensuring that Lloyd's Register listens to and supports relevant stakeholders in the environmental arena. To help achieve this, she holds a number of key external roles: chair of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) sub-committee responsible for environmental management systems, chair of the Emissions Trading Group (ETG) UK Limited, and board member of International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). She provides expert input into ISO greenhouse gas standards and sustainability developments and is a designated representative at the UNFCCC negotiations, including the 2009 Copenhagen COP 15.

Anne-Marie has held various roles in the Lloyd's Register Group over the last 20 years including heading its Environmental Consultancy and having responsibility for Environmental Product Development and Management. She holds an MBA from London Business School, a PhD in Combustion from Imperial College, London and a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University, Sweden. She is a chartered Engineer and chartered Environmentalist through The Energy Institute.

Keywords: Anne-Marie Warris, Lloyd's Register, Lord Browne, low-carbon, energy, innovation, environment

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