Tyndall Manchester wins the Outstanding Benefit to Society in this year’s University of Manchester Make a Difference Awards.
The Award by the University of Manchester is for their research projects on local climate change targets for Manchester, a tool called SCATTER, sustainable consumption research called Change Points, and a project on decarbonizing electricity networks, called Smart Street.
The Setting City Area Targets and Trajectories for Emissions Reduction (SCATTER) project developed and piloted a process for supporting cities to set ambitious climate change targets. SCATTER is being rolled out to other parts of the UK and Europe.
Tyndall Manchester’s Carly McLachlan, Jaise Kuriakose, Kevin Anderson, John Broderick, and Alice Larkin led the project in collaboration with sustainability consusltants Anthesis Group and Greater Machester Combined Authority.
Another highly commended research project is by Claire Hoolohan ‘Change Points for the Nexus at Home’, an ESRC funded project on innovative interventions for less resource-intensive ways of living.
The Smart Street project on reducing carbon emissions from electricity networks received the award for emerging impact. Led by Chris Jones, the project is a life cycle assessment on carbon savings from Smart Street.
SCATTER, Change Points, and Smart Street are ongoing research within Tyndall Manchester and partners.