From: Mike Hulme Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 22:22:25 +000 ??? Subject: C Trust To: ???@sussex.ac.uk
We had a very constructive meeting today with the C Trust team from DETR. The Trust is very keen to work with Tyndall in a number of areas. In effect there is £27m to be allocated by the Trust during 2001/02 on projects/initiatives that take forward the de-carbonisation mission and they are clearly looking for good ideas to support.
Tyndall has a special position because of our R.Council status and strong interdisciplinarity. Thus we will join the Trust as a corporate member and are also able to nominate someone as a non-executive director to their Management Board (there may also be other formal links as the activities develop). Having considered a number of people, I wonder whether you would be prepared to be nominated as the Tyndall representative on their Board? You are well placed to bridge the technical/economic/behavioural spread of concerns, all of which fall within the remit of the Trust.
The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research is an organisation based in the United Kingdom that brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists to 'research, assess and communicate from a distinct trans-disciplinary perspective, the options to mitigate, and the necessities to adapt to current climate change and continuing global Warming, and to integrate these into the global, UK and local contexts of sustainable development'.
The centre, named after the 19th century UK scientist John Tyndall (b. Ireland) and founded in 2000, has seven core partners: the University of East Anglia, University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, University of Manchester, Newcastle University, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, and the University of Sussex. Fudan University joined the Tyndall Centre partnership in May 2011.