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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00

Policy Studies Institute, London

European Sustainable Development Week

By Editor on 10th February 2016
Found in: Events
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Monday, May 30, 2016 - 09:00 to Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 21:00

The European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) is an initiative to facilitate the organization of activities that promote sustainable development and make these efforts visible on a common platform.

envecon2016: Applied Environmental Economics Conference

By Editor on 10th February 2016
Found in: Events
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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 08:45 to 17:00

The Royal Society, London

Now in its fourteenth 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.  

Debt, growth and sustainability

By Editor on 27th January 2016
Found in: Events
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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00

University of Surrey

Adair Turner, Chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, will be presenting a seminar on debt, growth and sustainability at the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey.

A new report by Green Alliance shows how ambitious circular economy measures could bring over 270,000 unemployed people in Italy, Poland and Germany back into work, thus saving at least €3 billion in unemployment costs.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:15

The Sustainable Research Institute at the University of Leeds is hosting a joint seminar as part of its Sustainability Seminars programme.  Chaired by Dr Sally Russell, Associate Professor of Business, Organisations and Sustainability, in the seminar Dr Pablo Munoz will present his research focused on purpose-driven entrepreneurship, which explores the four themes of sustainable entrepreneurship, community enterprising, inclusive innovation and poverty alleviation, and sharing economy.

‘Five headline indicators of national success’

By Robert Lyons on 4th November 2015
Found in: Research and Resources

A recent report by the New Economics Foundation calls on the Office for National Statistics to adopt new headline measures of national success in the UK. The report highlights how the single measure of GDP has come to be treated as shorthand for overall success, creating a strong incentive for policy-makers to pursue short-term economic growth over and above all other goals.

‘Policy-Making for the Circular Economy’

By Robert Lyons on 4th November 2015
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 13:30 to 17:30

London, UK

New research from the New Climate Economy finds that investing in public and low emission transport, building efficiency, and waste management in cities could generate savings with a current value of US$17 trillion by 2050. The report offers numerous examples of cities that have achieved or can achieve economic benefits from green investments and demonstrates how doing so could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.7 Gt CO2e per year by 2030, more than the current annual emissions of India.

The London Assembly Economy Committee report ‘Weathering the Storm’, looks into the impact of climate change on London’s economy in terms of risks and opportunities. The report highlights that London’s businesses are ill-prepared for climate change risks, with 54 per cent of FTSE 100 firms having no business adaptation strategy in place for climate change, and 60 per cent of small and medium sized businesses having no plan in place to deal with extreme weather conditions.

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