Carly McLachlan

Carly McLachlan, PhD


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Carly is the Director of Tyndall Manchester - an interdisciplinary team working on policy relevant research on climate change. She is based within the School of Engineering at the University of Manchester. Her research interests focus on how stakeholders, including publics, engage with energy and sustainability issues and how 'evidence' is used within this. Her current research focuses on city and local authority climate action. 

Carly is Associate Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation (CAST)

Research interests

  • stakeholder engagement with energy
  • city level climate action
  • renewable energy siting processes
  • pro-environmental behaviour
  • carbon management
  • food systems mitigation and adaptation to climate change

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Manchester Energy
  • Policy@Manchester
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Digital Futures
  • Creative Manchester


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