21st November 2018
Are we on the road to nowhere?

Reaching melting point - the importance of 1.5'c

Dr Marc Stettler, Director of the Transport & Environment Laboratory, Grantham Institute, joined the ‘Are we on the road to nowhere?’ debate to talk about the importance of keeping global warming to below 1.5’c and the transport industries role in doing this. Using the analogy of the planets carbon budget being a cake, he forecasts our current trajectory in a bite-size way.

About the speaker

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Dr Marc Stettler Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London
Dr Marc Stettler is a lecturer in Transport and the Environment in the Centre for Transport Studies and Director of the Transport & Environment Laboratory. Marc's research aims to quantify and reduce environmental impacts from transport using a range of emissions measurement and modelling tools. Examples of recent research projects include: quantifying real-world vehicle emissions; using real-world vehicle emissions data to improve emissions models; evaluating economic and environmental benefits of Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) for road freight; quantifying aircraft emissions at airports; and improving global estimates of aviation black carbon emissions and their impacts. Marc is a member of the LoCITY ‘Policy, Procurement, Planning and Practice’ working group and the EQUA Air Quality Index Advisory Board. Prior to joining Imperial, Marc was a research associate in the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight and Energy Efficient Cities Initiative at the University of Cambridge, where he also completed his PhD.