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The Environmental Audit Committee has released a report which follows up on its 2011 report on Air Quality. Since then further scientific evidence has emerged on the link between air quality and health. The European Commission has started proceedings against the UK for failure to meet pollution limits on Nitrogen Oxides.

‘London Air Quality: location, location, location’

By Bridget Elliott on 11th November 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 17:30 to 20:00

Central House UCL, Central London

Video on Nursing Sustainability by Design project

By Bridget Elliott on 26th September 2014
Found in: Research and Resources

At Plymouth University, the Sustainability, Society and Health Research Group have introduced scenarios to teach nurses and healthcare students about climate change and sustainability. For example nursing and design students work together to tackle issues of sustainability in the health sector. They participate in interdisciplinary, sustainability scenario sessions with the design students observing their nursing counterparts as they conduct clinical procedures as part of their skills training.

This article explores how the global population is ageing at a time when climate variability is increasing. It advocates the development of ‘climate gerontology’ to minimise the negative impact of environmental change on older people. Climate gerontology can examine the unique challenges and needs of older people in coping with extreme weather events. It can contribute to our understanding of the everyday challenges of growing old in a changing climate and how we can achieve the ‘longevity dividend’.

Over recent years, there has been a growing acknowledgement of the importance of nature for human health and wellbeing. Research has shown that separation from nature is implicated in declining physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing. A special issue on ‘Health Benefits of Nature’ has been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

CREW Regeneration Wales Conference- ‘Deep Place Study’

By Bridget Elliott on 18th February 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 10:30 to 16:00

Bedwellty House, Tredegar, Wales

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 09:30 to Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 16:00

Royal Society of Medicine, London

SDRN Annual Conference

By Bridget Elliott on 31st January 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 09:15 to 17:30
Presentations from the SDRN Annual Conference held 28th January 2014 now available.
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 08:15 to 17:00

The Brewery, Islington, London

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:00

LSE Campus, Central London