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SDRN Mailing, 12 April 2017

By Robert Lyons on 12th April 2017
Found in: News

This study notes that under current carbon-emission rates, this temperature rise will occur around the middle of this century, with damaging effects on coastal businesses and ecosystems, while also triggering major human migration from low-lying areas. Global sea-level rise will not be uniform, and will differ for different points of the globe.

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Citizen science - the involvement of volunteers in data collection, analysis and interpretation - simultaneously supports research and public engagement with science, and its profile is rapidly rising. This systematic assessment of environmental and ecological citizen science projects found that they take a wide variety of forms and are increasing in number thanks to the availability of smartphones and online databases.

What impact can hydrogen and fuel cell technologies have in addressing the energy trilemma: energy security, energy cost, and CO2 emissions?

The H2FC SUPERGEN commissioned four evidence-based White Papers to inform key stakeholders, especially policy makers, of the roles and potential benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in addressing:

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:30

London

This lunchtime seminar analyses the relationship between the distribution of income and the carbon content of household consumption. Household carbon is estimated by linking expenditure data to productive sectors and their carbon intensity derived through input-output analysis. Assuming (conditional) homogeneity in preferences, the research finds that complete income redistribution might have raised household carbon in 2009 by about 2.5%.

Environmental Policy in the Trump Era

By Robert Lyons on 11th April 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:30

Oxford

Urban greenspace – space for nature and people?

By Robert Lyons on 11th April 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 16:30 to 19:30

London

This first joint BES Scottish Policy Group and ESCom Scotland event will discuss whether urban greenspace in Scotland is meeting our social, economic and biodiversity needs. Are the provision and management of greenspace on track to contribute to the delivery of our Biodiversity 2020 priority aims?

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

Edinburgh

Call for Proposals: Modelling Pension Funds under Climate Change

By Robert Lyons on 11th April 2017
Found in: Calls

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is inviting proposals for a project on modelling pension funds under climate change. The project will develop quantitative illustrations of the impact on UK pension scheme assets and liabilities of a small number of climate change scenarios. The aim is to help pensions actuaries assess the potential magnitude of climate change impacts and hence when climate change might be relevant to the funding advice they give. The closing date is 12 May 2017.

SDRN Mailing, 29 March 2017

By Robert Lyons on 29th March 2017
Found in: News

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