The £592,000 study will improve understanding of Thailand’s vulnerability to storms, floods and coastal erosion, which affect 17 per cent of the country’s population or more than 11 million people. He also works on projects related to the impacts of climate change on coastal areas in Brazil, Argentina, Estonia, Nigeria, Norway, Iran, and the UK.
Similar warnings were made in a recent BBC World Service interview with Paul Levy, senior lecturer in the university’s Brighton Business School, who focused on innovations in the digital world that offer alternatives to travelling to meetings.
In August he spoke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on the 1.5 Degrees Report which highlights the difference between a 1.5 and 2 degree rise on global temperature: “At 2 degrees the planet will suffer significant negative change. If we can peg that rise back by just a half a degree, we can prevent a lot of that environmental damage.”
He also co-presented at a webinar on a research project for the university’s Centre for Research in Innovation Management (CENTRIM), and he is about to publish a book on the topic.