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Common Concerns About Wind Power - 2nd edition

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

In 2011, the Centre for Sustainable Energy published a popular booklet called Common Concerns About Wind Power in response to requests from community energy groups looking for factual information about wind power. Since then, much has changed in the legal, economic and political sphere. However, the demand for accurate, balanced and factual information to counter the many myths and misconceptions about wind is as strong as ever. This second edition as a series of downloadable chapters, to facilitate easy sharing and distribution.

Climate Change Assessment Tool (CCAT)

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

The Climate Change Assessment Tool (CCAT) has been specially devised to assist public sector organisations comply with the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, both in terms of meeting carbon emissions reductions targets and reporting to the Scottish Government.

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Energy bills could be cut by more than 60 percent - saving the average household over £600 a year - if homes were designed to generate, store and release their own solar energy, a report has revealed. The concept has already been proven and is operating successfully on a building in the UK.

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As a public body in Wales, Public Health Wales (PHW) is developing a novel, evidence-based approach to embedding the SD principles into practice across the organisation, drawing on Quality Improvement (QI) methods in combination with organisational change and organisational development techniques.  With the above considerations in mind, PHW would like to commission an academic partner to undertake reviews and evaluation.

Draft London Environment Strategy

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Calls

On 11 August Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published his draft London Environment Strategy. The Mayor is taking a range of  actions to improve the environment now, setting London on the path to create a better future. A public consultation on these plans is now open until 17 November.

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 18:30 to 22:00

Environmental professionals and policy-makers may sometimes feel like the financial sector is undermining their efforts.

In the 2017 Burntwood Lecture, Dr Bevis Watts, Managing Director of Triodos Bank UK, will put forward the thesis that the UK's current financial systems holds the potential, through adaptation, to be a catalyst for a sustainable future.

Bevis will also reflect on his unusual and inspirational career trajectory: how did an environmental professional come to lead a financial institution? 

Policy and the Anthropocene: The politics of a non-linear world

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

All states, markets, welfare systems, major religions, their justifying ideas and the people that fought to create them came about in a uniquely stable epoch geologists call the Holocene. This era is now over. In its place comes the Anthropocene, the name being used to describe the overwhelmingly negative aggregate impact humans are having on the environment.

Sustainability: can society save itself?

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

University of East Anglia

It’s the question of our generation: is society on the verge of collapse, or might it still save itself from the twin ecological and economic crises of our era?

Join us for a lively panel debate where renowned thinkers and practitioners in sustainability, innovation, and public engagement from across different sectors will outline their views on the opportunities, risks and challenges of delivering sustainability as a panacea to a failing society.

Scottish Shared Transport Conference

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 09:30 to 15:30

In partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Carplus Bikeplus Scottish Shared Transport Conference will bring together expert speakers to explore Scotland's shared transport landscape, and discuss the innovative approaches being considered to encourage a future with improved shared mobility at its core.

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Making Nature Count: Natural capital in policy and practice

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

This one day conference will present the latest thinking on how natural capital accounting is seen, in some quarters at least, as the way forward for effective biodiversity conservation policy and delivery. Speakers will include government advisers, economists, NGOs, local authority representatives and businesses who will each examine the natural capital approach from their perspective and describe its potential to help address the environmental challenges we face. 

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