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Sustainable Earth 2017

By Robert Lyons on 22nd May 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 13:30 to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 17:00

Plymouth University

Cities - adaptation without mitigation is immoral

By Robert Lyons on 17th May 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30

London

From growing populations, climate change, environmental risks and increasing dependencies of infrastructure systems, an invited expert panel will debate some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century; and consider how we can create and manage truly sustainable cities.  

This first set of annual reports give insight into the progress Scotland’s public sector is making towards meeting Scotland’s climate change targets. The reports also provide useful insight into how the Scottish public sector is responding to the challenge of climate change within each organisation, including how the sector is contributing to carbon emissions reduction, climate change adaptation, procurement policies and activity.

Food and the Environment: How what we eat impacts the planet

By Robert Lyons on 25th April 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:30

Edinburgh

Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRiED) and RSPB Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Food Coalition, are hosting this talk by Professor Tim Benton, Dean of Strategic Research Initiatives at the University of Leeds and former “Champion” of the UK’s Global Food Security programme, on the impacts of our food system on the environment.

Date and Time: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:45

London

Professor Frans Berkhout will deliver the Annual MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health Guest Lecture 2017. Planetary Health, defined as ‘…the health of human civilisation and the state of the natural systems on which it depends’ seeks to integrate health and environment research and policy at a fundamental level. The talk will set out the Planetary Health concept and discuss some key challenges for research and policy which emerge.

Climate Change in the Media: The greatest story never told?

By Robert Lyons on 25th April 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 18:00

Kings College London

Climate change has been labelled ‘one of the greatest challenges facing humanity', and at the same time the mainstream media consider it a ‘difficult story'. What is going wrong, and who is responsible? Professor Joe Smith will draw on twenty years of experience of research and practical projects at the join between media decision-making and environmental research and policy to sketch out some answers.

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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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

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

Edinburgh

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