Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is professor of energy and climate change in the School of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He was previously director of the Tyndall Centre, the UK’s leading academic climate change research organisation, during which time he held a joint post with the University of East Anglia. Kevin now leads Tyndall Manchester’s energy and climate change research programme and is deputy director of the Tyndall Centre. He is research active with recent publications in Royal Society journals, Nature and Energy Policy, and engages widely across all tiers of government.


COP26 Global Day of Action

How Wealth Inequality Fuels the Climate Emergency: George Monbiot & Scientist Kevin Anderson on COP26

Let’s just stop producing this great tidal wave of consumer goods. And let’s find other ways of measuring quality of life…

November 12, 2021


Turning Delusion into Climate Action: Prof Kevin Anderson, an interview

Over the past two or more decades I’ve witnessed an emerging preference for spinning an appealing but increasingly misleading yarn about what is needed to meet our various climate commitments.

June 18, 2020

Heathrow airport

Brief Response to the UK Government’s “Net-Zero” Proposal

Whilst in many respects I welcome the headline framing of the Government’s “net-zero” proposal, sift amongst the detail and all is far from rosy

June 18, 2019

oil well in Lincolnshire

Callous or Calamitous? … the UK Climate Minister Pulls the Rug from Under 1.5°C

Behind the polished smiles & fraudulent oratory the Minister of Energy and Clean Growth, and her Welsh and Scottish counterparts, dispense with the Committee on Climate Change and embrace a Trumpian view of science.

January 22, 2019

Polish coal plant

Capricious Foes, Big Sister & High-Carbon Plutocrats: Irreverent Musings from Katowice’s COP24

Four weeks on and the allure of Christmas and New Year festivities fade into the grey light of a Manchester January – a fine backdrop for revisiting December’s COP24

January 11, 2019

Peoples climate march

Trump – the Climate’s Secret Champion?

Cut away the economic niceties and the social cost of carbon is little more than an attempt by a particular hue of economists to put a price on the global scale impacts of climate change from now, throughout this century, and on across centuries to come.

December 12, 2018

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