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Melchett Award and Lecture 2016

28 June 2016
18.00 - 20.45
City/Town
London, UK
Venue
Grand Connaught Rooms
61 - 65 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5DA
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The Energy Institute (EI) is pleased to announce Professor Sir David King HonFEI as the recipient of the 2016 Melchett Award. Sir David will receive this prestigious award and deliver the Melchett Lecture at a high-profile event for EI members in London on 28 June.

Melchett Lecture 2016
Professor Sir David King HonFEI
COP21 and the post-Paris energy transition

Sir David's presentation, entitled 'COP21 and the post-Paris energy transition' will summarise his arguments supporting his view that the Paris Climate Change agreement, designed to manage the risks of climate change, provides the greatest opportunity of our era for reconnecting the sequence: science, engineering, innovation, wealth creation.  The energy sector over the coming decades will be transformed into a new clean energy sector to meet the commitment of 197 nations to decarbonise the global economy.  This will represent an energy infrastructure investment of US$2 to 3 trillion for all clean energy technologies. 

Professor Sir David King HonFEI
Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Sir David King was appointed as the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change in September 2013. He was previously the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser from 2000–2007. He also served as the Founding Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford, 2008–2012. Other appointments include the Chair of Future Cities Catapult, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Senior Scientific Adviser to UBS, and Adviser to President Kagame of Rwanda.

He is a physical chemist working in surface science and catalysis.  He has published over 500 papers on surface science and heterogeneous catalysis, and on science and policy. He has received 23 Honorary Degrees from universities around the world.

Elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1991; Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002; knighted in 2003; and made “Officier dans l’ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur” in 2009.

Timings
18.00 - Registration
18.30 - Lecture
19.45 - Drinks reception
20.45 - Close

Registration
Attendance at the lecture is free of charge. Places fill up quickly so please register your attendance early to avoid disappointment. In the case of oversubscription, priority will be given to EI members.

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