24 Oct 2012
Prof Dame Julia King, a member of the Committee on Climate Change, delivered our Public Evening Lecture on 10 Oct on 'The Future of Transport: Sustainable, Affordable and Effective’.
The lecture identified the scale of the global challenge and the fact that transport is the second largest contributor to that challenge in terms of generating CO2 emissions. Prof King then moved on to talk about how the problem can be solved whilst giving huge additional numbers of people access to personal mobility, a key driver for social and economic development.
There's a lot of new technology; there's a lot that we can achieve with behaviour change, that won’t have a negative impact on our lives, or our comfort, or the ease with which we can do things, or indeed our personal mobility.
Find out more by watching the video of Prof King’s lecture.
About Prof Dame Julia King
Prof Dame Julia King has held a number of senior public appointments and works closely with the UK Government as a member of the Ministerial Group on Manufacturing, the Committee on Climate Change, and the National Security Forum, and spent four years advising the Ministry of Defence as Chair of the Defence Science Advisory Council, and five years as a non-executive member of the Technology Strategy Board.
Prof King was appointed by Gordon Brown the then Chancellor of the Exchequer in March 2007 to lead the King Review to examine the vehicle and fuel technologies that, over the next 25 years, could help to reduce carbon emissions from road transport. The interim analytical report was published in October 2007, and the final recommendations in March 2008. She has published over 160 papers on fatigue and fracture in structural materials and developments in aerospace and marine propulsion technology, and has been awarded the Grunfeld, Bengough and Kelvin medals for her research.