Can The Car Make A Positive Contribution In Reducing Greenhouse Emissions?

Transport accounts for 20% of all greenhouse emissions worldwide and 50% of this comes from automobiles. Will legislation help reduce carbon emissions?

Find out at the free lecture focusing on the targets that have been set by legislation to reduce carbon emissions and the subsequent achievements. It will be held on 18 January 2011 at the Goldstein Lecture Theatre in the Alan Berry Building, starting at 7.30 pm.

Peter White, Professor of Thermo fluid Dynamics in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Coventry University and Chairman of the Automobile Division at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) will be looking at the challenges faced in reducing carbon emissions taking into account the technical innovation, energy sources, trends in vehicle ownership and socio-economic behaviour. Writes Natasha De Silva…

“To prevent a 20°C rise in temperature requires an 85% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. I will be asking if this can be achieved and what contribution can the automobile make.” said Professor White.

The lecture is free and open to the public; to book a place, contact Mrs Suky Dhillon on 024 7679 5294 or by email on


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