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Global trends in renewable energy

By Robert Lyons on 25th April 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report for UN Environment’s Economy Division finds that wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy, geothermal, small hydro and marine sources added 138.5 gigawatts to global power capacity in 2016, up eight per cent from the 127.5 gigawatts added the year before. The added generating capacity roughly equals that of the world's 16 largest existing power producing facilities combined. Investment in renewables capacity was roughly double that in fossil fuel generation.

Sustainable prosperity and the cultural industries

By Robert Lyons on 14th March 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00

Middlesex University

This joint seminar brings together Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) researcher Dr Jonathan Ward and Professor Graeme Evans from the Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI), Middlesex University to discuss the role of the cultural industries in creating sustainable prosperity.

A Special Issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation builds on the core themes and outcomes of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) seminar series, ‘Green Innovation: Making it Work’ (2015-17).

SDRN Mailing, 1 March 2017

By Robert Lyons on 1st March 2017
Found in: News

Carbon and Time

By Robert Lyons on 27th February 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:30

London School of Economics

The next seminar in the interdisciplinary Climate Change, Inequality and Social policy series - co-hosted by LSE's CASE, The Grantham Institute and International Inequalities Institute - will feature presentations on 'Low carbon fun? A time use perspective towards sustainability' by Professor Angela Druckman (University of Surrey) and 'The case for a shorter working week' by Anna Coote (New Economics Foundation).

Envecon 2017: Applied Environmental Economics Conference

By Robert Lyons on 1st February 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 08:45 to 19:30

The Royal Society, London

Now in its 15th year, this one-day conference brings together environmental economists from public and private sectors, academia and consultancy to share results of recent research and to discuss issues relevant to the practical application of environmental economics in the UK, Europe and elsewhere.  This year, you will hear papers on climate change mitigation and adaption, appraisal and accounting, market based instruments, and showcasing new approaches to land and water management in Europe, and many other topics. 

This report sets out the work done by the committee, an independent advisory to government, since March 2016. It also makes a series of recommendations to government on developing the 25 year environment plan.

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New research published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows the huge potential of the Green Belt in terms of amenity and nature conservation.

CPRE is calling on the Government to prioritise investment in Green Belts in the forthcoming 25-year plan for the environment and make sure Green Belt protection is enforced.

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Date and Time: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:30 to 15:30

Open University, Milton Keynes

Part of the ESRC Seminar Series (2015-17) – Green Innovation: Making it Work.

A new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation argues that by embarking on a circular economy transformation, India could create direct economic benefits for businesses and citizens while reducing negative externalities. Having experienced sustained and rapid growth over the past two decades, India is facing a rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, with the associated negative externalities that this entails. Yet this scenario is not inevitable, as the country can pre-empt linear lock-ins.

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