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Webinar on 'Energy Transition, the pathway to Achieve Net Zero CO2 by 2050: Aspiration vs Reality'

Dr Mohammed Abdul Hannan

Speaker: Dr Mohammed Abdul Hannan, Assistant Professor, Newcastle University in Singapore.

Topic: Energy Transition, the pathway to Achieve Net Zero CO2 by 2050: Aspiration vs Reality

Synopsis: Following the adoption of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by limiting the global temperature rise this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius; the ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’ (IPCC) advised that we must cut emissions to net-zero by 2050 to achieve this goal. At its heart is the need to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions on a global scale.

While many countries, cities, businesses and investors are working with the ‘United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’ (UNFCCC) towards achieving net-zero emission target, many of us wonder what is decarbonization, negative emissions? What net-zero emissions will mean in practice, and how far are we along the way? The speaker will try to unpick these jargons from a generalized point of view with relevant explanations and examples.

Speaker’s Biography: Dr. Mohammed Abdul Hannan is currently employed as Assistant Professor and Programme Director for Marine Technology Undergraduate Degree Programmes at the Singapore Campus of Newcastle University, UK. He obtained his Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in Nov. 2014. Prior to joining Newcastle University, he was working as a Research Fellow at NUS. Before that, he worked as a Lecturer at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) for a few months, just after obtaining his BSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 2009 from there. His research activities involve Sustainable Engineering & Design, Renewable Energy, Design and Control of Marine Vehicle, Fluid Mechanics, Application of AI and Machine Learning in Ocean Engineering. Dr. Mohammed Abdul Hannan is a member of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), UK; The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He served several professional organizations as a committee member and worked as organizing committee members for various international conferences.

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