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This new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation outlines a vision and sets out ambitions and actions – based on the principles of a circular economy – to design out negative impacts and capture a $500 billion economic opportunity by truly transforming the way clothes are designed, sold, and used.

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World Energy Outlook 2017

By Robert Lyons on 29th November 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

The International Energy Agency's annual report notes four large-scale shifts in the global energy system: the rapid deployment and falling costs of clean energy technologies, the growing electrification of energy, the shift to a more services-oriented economy and a cleaner energy mix in China, and the resilience of shale gas and tight oil in the United States.

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This report, authored by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and commissioned by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food shows how food systems affect health through multiple, interconnected pathways, generating severe human and economic costs – and points to levers that can help to address the critical health issues and compounding factors that contribute to poor health, such as climate change, poverty and inequality, and unsanitary conditions.

This research maps energy initiatives across all UK Local Authorities for the first time, revealing considerable regional and national variation in activity. The research also examines a sample of energy projects in depth from 40 local authorities and compares local authority engagement in Britain and Europe. More...

Do We Need Economic Growth?

By Robert Lyons on 29th November 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

This BBC World Service Newshour Extra programme features Tim Jackson from the Centre for Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey, Daniel Ben Ami, author of Ferraris for All: In defence of Economic Progress, Jared Bernstein, economic adviser to President Barack Obama, and Annie Quick of the New Economics Foundation discussing who really benefits from growth and whether we can have prosperity without it.

This report by the Centre for Sustainable Energy commissioned by Historic England presents the findings of a research project carried out to understand better the areas of convergence and conflict between current legislation, policy and guidance. A further aim of the project has been to suggest ways in which Local Authorities might increase understanding between departments and stakeholders, and develop more integrated and better-informed approaches to policy and decision-making.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:45 to 14:00

London

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations in 2015 puts follow-up and review processes at the heart of global and national efforts to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It says the follow-up and review processes will be informed by country-led evaluations and data which is high-quality, accessible, timely and reliable.

The Nature of Prosperity: Ethics and Utopias

By Robert Lyons on 29th November 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 13:00 to 17:30

CUSP and the William Morris Society are delighted to invite you to a joint symposium on the Nature of Prosperity. The event will offer an afternoon of philosophical conversations on the themes of ethics and Utopian thinking, and how they can inform concepts of sustainable prosperity. It marks the launch of the new edition of William Morris's influential utopian work, News from Nowhere, as well as CUSP’s collection of essays on The Morality of Sustainable Prosperity.

Panel Discussion: Sustainable Fashion

By Robert Lyons on 29th November 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Sustainable fashion, also called eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility. It can be seen as an alternative trend against fast fashion.

SDRN Mailing, 15 November 2017

By Robert Lyons on 15th November 2017
Found in: News

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