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Smart Sustainable Cities 2017 – Viable Solutions

By Robert Lyons on 14th March 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:00 to 18:30

Utrecht

EAUC – 2017 Annual Conference – Global Goals: Local Action

By Robert Lyons on 30th January 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00 to Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 15:30

Lancaster University 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the worlds ‘to do’ list for the next 13 years. Each of the Global Goals is extraordinarily important, and taken together, present the education sector with a potent agenda of unprecedented scope and significance. 

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.

Nature of Prosperity Dialogue

By Robert Lyons on 22nd November 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 13:30 to 17:30

1.30 – 5.30 pm, Monday 28 November, Westminster

Date and Time: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:00 to 17:00

Oxford 

Migration has been portrayed as a contemporary European crisis and a crisis of the EU, but migration has been a key feature of Europe for thousands of years. Climate scientists and economists warned that this would accelerate as global warming starts to erode crops and habitats,  with sea-level rise diminishing available land and desertification driving change, e.g. in Syria.

Powerful Assessment in Higher Education

By Editor on 16th December 2015
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:00 to 15:30

RCE Severn, a Regional Centre of Expertise in Sustainability Education, set up to assist the Severn area in moving towards sustainable development through a process of learning, participatory engagement and partnership building, is hosting a seminar led by Professor Geoff Scott, University of Western Australia, on Powerful Assessment in Higher Education. 

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised UN Member States for reaching agreement on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda. ‘Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ features 17 new sustainable development goals that aim, by 2030, to eradicate extreme poverty, promote prosperity and people's well-being, while protecting the environment. The new agenda was agreed upon by 193 UN Member States on 1st August following a negotiating process that has spanned more than two years.

The Carbon Brief has provided a summary of the ‘Our Common Future under Climate Change’ conference held in Paris last week. The four-day conference was the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21), which is to be hosted by Paris in December 2015. Building on the results of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5), the Conference addressed key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change. It provided an opportunity to discuss solutions for both mitigation and adaptation issues.

With globalized trade, a significant share of the environmental impacts linked to a country’s consumption of goods and services takes place outside its borders. There is a growing interest among policy-makers in many countries in finding ways to reduce such external environmental impacts of consumption. But it is not always clear what policy instruments might offer the most efficient ways of doing so. This policy brief outlines steps that governments can take to identify policy instruments they can use to reduce their countries' extra-territorial environmental footprints.

Sustainable Cities Index 2015 publishes top 50 cities

By Bridget Elliott on 24th February 2015
Found in: Research and Resources

The Sustainable Cities Index has recently been published, revealing the top 50 sustainable cities in 2015. The Sustainable Cities Index is published yearly by ARCADIS and explores the three demands of People, Planet and Profit to develop an indicative ranking of 50 of the world’s leading cities. The top ten identified are (in order):  Frankfurt; London; Copenhagen; Amsterdam; Rotterdam; Berlin; Seoul; Hong Kong; Madrid; and Singapore.

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