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Following a fruitful meeting between the SDRN, the Royal Academy of Engineers and Defra, a high-level workshop is being organised for November 2009 to explore ways in which engineers and engineering can be made more central to sustainable development policy, research and delivery.

The workshop will bring together senior policy-makers, engineers and science manager/advisors in government in Defra and beyond to discuss and explore:

Date and Time: 
Friday, June 5, 2009 - 11:30

Presentations for the BRE Workshop - 'Business resource efficiency: luxury or necessity' - are now available for download:

The case for resource efficiency - Julie Hill
Resource efficiency policy framework - Bernie Walsh

Presentations from the recent TRL Workshop 'The Impact of Non-transport Policies on Transport' are now available to download. The workshop was well-received by all delegates and speakers, and highlighted some interesting research and policy challenges to be addressed and explored further. The key findings will be outlined in the workshop report, to be published in the new year.

Download the speaker presentations:

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 09:30 to 16:45
SDRN Research into Practice Sustainable Transport Workshop Thursday 30th October 2008 University of Westminster, Cavendish Campus, 115 New Cavendish Street London W1W 6UW

SDRN Annual Conference 2008 - listen again

By SDRN on 30th September 2008
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 09:30 to 17:30

WMA recordings of four of the six sessions from the 2008 SDRN Annual Conference are available to download below.

WMA recordings of four of the six sessions from the 2008 SDRN Annual Conference are available to download below.

Plenary Sessions I

Keynote opening speech

Parallel Sessions I

SDRN Annual Conference 2008 – Speaker Presentations

By SDRN on 25th September 2008
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 09:45 to 17:30

Plenary Session 1: Keynote Opening Speech
‘Policy challenges for sustainable development research’


Bill Stow, Director General, Evidence and Strategy, Defra
Sir John Harman, Former-Chairman, Environment Agency
Prof. Paul Ekins, King’s College London

Parallel Session 1a

2008 annual SDRN conference

By SDRN on 4th August 2008
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 09:45 to 17:45

‘Sustainable development: new issues, new challenges

The 2008 Annual  SDRN Conference took place on Thursday 11th September at the RSA, London. Many thanks to all the SDRN members that helped to make this year's SDRN Annual Conference another great success. Over 150 SDRN members attended the event to listen to a host of speakers discussing sustainable development research and policy.

Date and Time: 
Friday, July 4, 2008 - 12:00

For many years, the SDRN Annual Sustainable Development Research Conference has remained one of the highlights of the Sustainable Development Research Network calendar. Drawing together an exciting mix of academics, policy-makers and other representatives from business, NGOs and the research community, the 2008 Conference will provide an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of new, cutting-edge sustainable development research and policy issues.

SDRN health and the environment workshop

By SDRN on 25th February 2008
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 09:30 to Friday, February 22, 2008 - 16:30

Kicking-off the Network’s sixth Rapid Research and Evidence Review, an SDRN Expert Scoping Workshop on ‘Health and the Environment’ took place in Edinburgh last week. The two-day workshop, kindly supported by both the Scottish Government and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), brought together some of the UK’s leading experts on health and the environment to discuss how SDRN could best contribute to this important research area.

SDRN health and the environment workshop

By SDRN on 25th February 2008
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:00 to Friday, February 22, 2008 - 12:45

21st - 22nd February 2008: Edinburgh, Scotland.

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