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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

London

Bright Blue welcomes Tom Burke, chairman and founding director of the environmental think tank E3G and Tom Pickering, director of INEOS Upstream including the INEOS Shale business, which currently holds the largest number of fracking licences on the UK mainland.

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This European Environment Agency report explores the circular economy from a product perspective, applying a systemic approach and transition theory. Drivers of product design and usage are discussed in the context of emerging consumption trends and business models. For governance to be effective, it has to address the product life-cycle and the societal context determining it. Indicators and assessment tools are proposed that can help fill the current data and knowledge gaps.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 13:30 to 17:30

London

The Politics of Sustainable Prosperity

By Robert Lyons on 20th June 2017
Found in: Events
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:00 to 16:45

Keele University

In times of climate change, overconsumption, and ecological collapse, we must re-think the meaning of prosperity: what is needed are new visions of environmentally sustainable, yet still flourishing societies. This research workshop considers the political foundations of such societies, bringing together papers on both the barriers and new possibilities of sustainability politics in the current conjecture. More…

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.

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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