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SDRN Mailing, 18 October 2017

By Robert Lyons on 18th October 2017
Found in: News

#envecon2018: Call for Abstracts

By Robert Lyons on 18th October 2017
Found in: Calls

The UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE) is calling for abstracts for envecon 2018: Applied Environmental Economics Conference. The conference will take place on 9 March 2018 at The Royal Society in London and is the only such event in the UK that brings together over 200 environmental economists, policy makers and private and public-sector managers from the UK and rest of the world.  

This new paper by FCRN member Elin Röös , the FCRN’s Tara Garnett and colleagues explores the following questions: What would be the implications, for land use and greenhouse gas emissions, if our global population moved away from eating beef and other ruminant meats and switched mostly to chicken? What if we all went vegan? What if all our meat demand were met by artificial meat?

Clean Growth Strategy

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

BEIS has launched the new strategy, which sets out our proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy through the 2020s. It explains how the whole country can benefit from low carbon opportunities, while meeting national and international commitments to tackle climate change.

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Smart cities: towards a new citizenship regime?

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

Smart city policies and discourses have been criticised for being too technology-oriented, with not enough focus on citizenship. This research article, published in the Journal of Urban Technology (open access), analyses the role of the citizen as propagated in the new smart city standards of the British Standards Institution (BSI). It finds that while there is a strong emphasis on citizens as actors in smart city initiatives, the way their role is envisioned carries some shortcomings and contradictions.

Addressing the Meat Problem: What Role for the Social Sciences?

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00

Manchester

An event organised by the Sustainable Consumption Institute to showcase current research and develop stakeholder dialogue on the topic of meat consumption, non-meat consumption and sustainability. This half-day workshop will bring together academics working on meat-related research with organisations engaged in influencing food consumption to exchange knowledge and generate opportunities for future research

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National Sustainable Schools Conference 2017

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 08:30 to 17:00

London

The SEEd National Sustainable Schools conference is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘learning for sustainability’. The purpose of the day is to support educators to embed sustainability into their campus, curriculum and community.

Pupils and University/College students of all ages are also welcome at the conference and we actively promote opportunities for intergenerational learning.

Interdisciplinary whole systems research has attracted increasing interest both in the UK and internationally as a response to complex societal challenges such as the sustainable energy transition. Yet, this article for Energy Research & Social Science argues, this  research is often poorly understood by funders, commissioners, assessors and the researchers involved, in terms of its particular aims and needs.

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An article looking at the findings from a new study commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that the environment is playing a vital role in tackling the problem of poor air quality and helping to protect people’s health and reduce spending on healthcare.

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World Development Within Planetary Boundaries

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

The Centre for Environment & Sustainability (CES) and the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) are delighted to invite you to join us at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK for the CES Annual Roland Clift Lecture which is presented this year by Professor Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. 

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