Carbon emissions and climate change

Kevin Anderson and Jaise Kuriakose from Manchester University’s Tyndall Centre are investigating the climate implications of dams, namely the greenhouse gas emissions from large dams, and role of hydro-electric power in meeting the Paris Agreement. Their two key questions are:

  1. What contribution could dams make to a global energy mix compatible with the Paric 1.5 – 2C constraints?
  2. What is the potential tole of dam construction adn operation within the context of a national reduction committment.

Research update video

This video was produced for the FutureDAMS annual forum (November 2020) as a summary of the team’s current research progress.