Sustainability database


Prof Kevin Anderson

Professor of Energy and Climate Change; Director of the Tyndall Energy Programme

Kevin Anderson is Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and is research active with recent publications in Royal Society journals and Nature. He engages widely across all tiers of government; from reporting on aviation-related emissions to the EU Parliament, advising the Prime Minister's office on Carbon Trading and having contributed to the development of the UK's Climate Change Act. 

With his colleague Alice Bows-Larkin, Kevin's work on carbon budgets has been pivotal in revealing the widening gulf between political rhetoric on climate change and the reality of rapidly escalating emissions. His work makes clear that there is now little chance of maintaining the rise in global temperature at below 2C, despite repeated high-level statements to the contrary. Moreover, Kevin's research demonstrates how avoiding even a 4C rise demands a radical reframing of both the climate change agenda and the economic characterisation of contemporary society. 

Kevin has a decade of industrial experience, principally in the petrochemical industry. He sits as commissioner on the Welsh Government's Climate Change Commission and is a Director of Greenstone Carbon Management.

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Interdisciplinary themes: 



Environmental Engineering

Renewable energy systems for buildings; Climate Change;


CC: Strategic Thinking

Course event for Corridor Connections led by representatives from Tyndall Centre. A new professional development course to equip strategic decision-makers with an understanding of climate change.


The High Seas Project

Assessing the technical and operational scope for rapid carbon emission reduction from global shipping.



4 objectives: Map current expertise in bioenergy across UoM; Bring together bioenergy researchers through organising events; Hold a series of lectures to communicate UoM's work in this area; publish a series of factsheets for external audiences


UMARI Environment Theme

By its nature, environmental research brings together disciplines to synthesise knowledge and understanding to address the key issues of the day.



A network to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in water-related research across The University of Manchester and with external research, government and industry organisations.

Water, Climate change, Resources


Tyndall Centre


Dalton Nuclear Institute

Nuclear energy, Nuclear waste, Energy, Nuclear Engineering Decommissioning


The University of Manchester Aerospace Research Institute

The mission of our Institute is to gain full benefit from the University’s diverse research capability and to be internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in aerospace research and innovation.  The Institute nurtures a broad-based research portfolio and at the same time is seeking to establish a number of major research initiatives that add value to the existing research base in the University.

Aerodynamics, Aerospace, Car and vehicle aerodynamics, Aero



AKA Manchester Energy. From underpinning strategic research to the transfer of technology into the marketplace, the University of Manchester has a range of world-class activities supporting the need for solutions that can play their part in meeting the global energy challenge.

Energy, Energy industry, Energy storage, Cogeneration, Interdisciplinary