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A SCATTER-ing of success!

18 Mar 2020

University makes shortlist for ‘Setting City Area Targets and Trajectories for Emissions Reduction (SCATTER)’ in the research impact category of The Guardian University Awards

The Gaurdian Awards 2020

Setting City Area Targets and Trajectories for Emissions Reduction, or SCATTER, a collaboration between Manchester’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, consultancy firm Anthesis, and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has been shortlisted in the research impact category of The Guardian University Awards 2020.

The project, led by Tyndall Centre Director Professor Carly McLachlan, builds on Tyndall-Manchester’s world-leading research into carbon emission reduction and carbon budgeting. Tyndall centre have calculated the total emissions that can be emitted at national, sectoral and sub-national levels, whilst limiting global average temperature increase to 2 °C, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

This resulted in the development of the SCATTER tools, which give local authorities, regions and organisations their own ‘carbon budget’ as a portion of the global total. By reducing a global-scale problem to local-scale solutions, for the first time, SCATTER helps partners make meaningful, evidence-based changes to tackle climate change and helps them align their actions with global commitments.

The Guardian University Awards celebrate projects from the UK higher education institutes in 14 different categories, from course design to student experience. SCATTER has been shortlisted for the category of ‘research impact’, which is awarded to a research project that demonstrates either academic impact through advancing knowledge, or which results in measurable benefits to the wider society and/or the economy.

The SCATTER project is part of the University’s core mission and our ‘Research Beacon’ of Energy and Climate Change with over 600 Manchester researchers tackling key climate change challenges. SCATTER being recognised by The Guardian University Awards 2020 is a testament to the outstanding impact our climate change research is having to society. We wish all the best for the SCATTER team for the awards later in the year.

Image credit: The Guardian

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