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SDRN Mailing, 21 February 2018

By Robert Lyons on 21st February 2018
Found in: News
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

The ITRC-MISTRAL research programme has arrived at a critical milestone in the development of infrastructure systems analysis. During its first five years, ITRC developed NISMOD, the UK’s first National Infrastructure Systems MODel, integrating energy, transport, digital, water and waste systems analysis.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

LowCVP’s 2018 "Moving North" Conference is held in association with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the Northern Automotive Alliance and Transport for Greater Manchester. It is supported by Manchester Metropolitan University.

The event, opening with a keynote address by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will focus on the challenge of cutting carbon emissions and air pollution and seizing the business opportunities for automotive and fuel supply companies in the Northern Powerhouse that are being stimulated by the low carbon shift.

New research, by Newcastle University, UK, has for the first time analysed changes in flooding, droughts and heatwaves for all European cities using all climate models.

Published in the academic journal Environmental Research Letters, the study shows:

Climate change impacts on the historic environment

By Robert Lyons on 21st February 2018
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

This one day seminar will bring together heritage organisations from across the UK to showcase work being undertaken to identify and quantify risks from climate change, and to share best practice. 

This event will have particular relevance for practitioners or organisations who are looking to better understand the risk climate change poses to their own estate or property, or to the wider historic environment.

Solid Wall Insulation: Best Practice and Innovation

By Robert Lyons on 21st February 2018
Found in: Research and Resources

This report for BEIS by Cambridge Architectural Research's and UCL compares the features of eight materials for solid wall insulation that are currently available on the market, and considers new methods for insulating walls that could increase take-up of wall insulation in future.

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Energy Poverty Research

By Robert Lyons on 21st February 2018
Found in: Research and Resources

The Energy Poverty Research initiative was founded in 2017 as a step towards establishing a Scottish cross-sector centre for excellence in energy poverty research. As academics and practitioners we share the view that in an energy rich nation it is not acceptable that such a large proportion of households suffer daily the deleterious effects of energy rationing, or that they are forced to manage debts just to maintain a reasonable modern standard of living.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:00

Micro-enterprises are numerous and take many different forms – from the steadily self-employed, to the precarious gig economy worker, to the family business, to the second or ‘top up’ income generator. This diversity means that they are largely ignored by policy makers, despite their potential importance to enterprise, innovation, skills and broader economic policy.

SDRN Mailing, 7 February 2018

By Robert Lyons on 12th February 2018
Found in: News

The feed behind our food

By Robert Lyons on 12th February 2018
Found in: Research and Resources

The Protein Challenge 2040 new report sets out why retailers and food service businesses should act on sustainability in animal feed, focusing on food security, changing public attitudes and the potential business opportunities.

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