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Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Venue: Room 3002, John Galsworthy, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Lyndsey Fox, Wayne Sharpe, Peter Garside, Dr Ana Pedraz, Purva Tavri

Become Carbon Literate

This is an 'In Person' event and will take place in room 3002 in the John Galsworthy Building in Penrhyn Road

The workshop will introduce you to tools that you can use to engage in the carbon conversation and more effectively address carbon emissions targets in your own life, organisation, and business.

You will learn how to chart and analyse your own carbon footprint as well as engage in live business cases. Attendees will hear about priorities set out by the UK government as well as the plans set forth by Kingston University to meet zero emissions.

This workshop is suitable for novices to experts. Students, staff, alumni and businesses interested in increasing their carbon literacy are welcome to attend. This event is ‘in-person' the Penrhyn Road campus. A sandwich lunch and refreshments will be provided.


The workshop speakers include:

• Dr Lyndsey Fox, Senior Climate Change Mitigation Scientist, Dept. for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK Government

• Wayne Sharpe, founder and CEO of Carbon Trade eXchange

• Peter Garside, Head of Geography Dept, Kingston University

• Dr Ana Pedraz, Course Director MSc International Business Management, Kingston University

• Purva Tavri, Lecturer in Environmental Management, Kingston University

Festival of Research: ‘Become Carbon Literate' Workshop

Wednesday, 28 June from 11am to 3pm

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, John Galsworthy Building, KT1, Room JG3002


Speaker biographies:

Dr Lyndsey Fox works as a Senior Climate Change Mitigation Scientist for the "Science & Innovation for Climate & Energy" Directorate (SICE) within the government department of Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ). Lyndsey currently leads on the Hydrogen emissions programme and the biomass resource model work streams. Prior to this Lyndsey was a Lecturer in Climate change at Kingston University; researching the impacts of anthropogenic Ocean acidification on plankton, and you can listen to her interview with BBC Radio 4 about climate change impacts on our oceans here. Lyndsey provide context on net zero carbon initiatives that the UK government is prioritising at the national level.

Wayne Sharpe is originally from Australia, Wayne Sharpe joined the Royal Australian Navy and trained as a Computer Engineer. In 1991 he co-founded Bartercard, a company which enables the cashless trading of services between businesses. For the past 15 years Wayne has devoted himself to bridging the links between financial markets and the environment, creating marketplaces and platforms that make it simple, secure, and transparent for finance to achieve environmental outcomes. He is currently Chairman & Founder of Carbon Trade eXchange (CTX). CTX operates spot exchanges in multiple global environmental commodity markets, including carbon, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and water. Wayne will discuss the role of carbon footprint, carbon credits in meeting net zero targets as well as lead the facilitation of carbon footprint calculations.

Dr Peter Garside has more than 25 years policy and project evaluation experience in a wide range of areas related to community development – housing, land, education and health. He produced the original civic engagement strategy for Kingston University and the South London sub region economic analysis and development strategy. He has spent the last 10 years worked closely with many local and regional organisations: Kingston First, Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Creative Kingston and Kingston Voluntary Action, Community Brain and Kingston Racial Equality Council and is currently the evaluation lead for Feltham Convening Partnership: a collective impact and system change project promoting improved life opportunities for children and young people across West London. Peter will share the University's strategy to lower its carbon footprint and net-zero targets.

Dr Ana María Pedraz is the Director of MSc International Business Management, Professor of Business Ethics and Sustainability at Kingston University Business School. She was the winner of the Seed Funding Competition for Developing Innovative Pedagogic Approaches and Teaching Practices in Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) of the UN in 2020. Ana will speak about the importance of carbon literacy and sustainability application from a business management perspective.

Dr Purva Tavri is a Chartered Environmentalist, Chartered Waste Manager, an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Environmental Planner & Architect, with over 15 years of experience in sustainability and waste management. In addition to research and teaching she provides consultancy to construction and charity sector and is a Centre Councilor in the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) London & Southeast Centre. Her aim is to achieve longevity by bringing individuals and organisations to a self-sustainable level and always aims to combine research and practice for a better environment and well-being in society. Purva will speak about what carbon literacy means, and how it forms part of sustainability.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Marie Withers


Directions to Room 3002, John Galsworthy, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: