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The Sustainable Development Goals in the UK

By Robert Lyons on 26th April 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has published a new report arguing that the government has no clear plan for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. The report questions whether the government has a clear plan for meeting the Goals, and calls for a Cabinet-level minister to take responsibility for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals across government and to report on progress every three years from 2018.

Brexit and the environment: An opportunity or a threat?

By Robert Lyons on 25th April 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

Sheffield

The EU has championed environmental causes, but it hasn't been perfect. Does increased sovereignty post-Brexit create a threat or an opportunity, and how could it help us achieve environmental goals? Join politicians, policy-makers and EU law experts to discuss whether the UK environment will be better off after Brexit. Part of Sheffield's Festival of Debate.

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Environmental Policy in the Trump Era

By Robert Lyons on 11th April 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:30

Oxford

Community resilience to climate change

By Robert Lyons on 27th March 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

Disadvantaged groups need to be helped to cope with the cost pressures caused by climate change, according to a new report compiled by the University of Dundee for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report warns that shocks such as extreme weather events and stresses like changes in the cost of living will interact to generate hardships for local communities.

SDRN Mailing, 1 March 2017

By Robert Lyons on 1st March 2017
Found in: News
Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30

University College London

This UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources & UCL Energy Institute joint public lecture features special guest speakers Michelle T Davies, Global Head of the Clean Energy and Sustainability Group, Eversheds,  and the Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change.

Brexit: environment and climate change

By Robert Lyons on 15th February 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report by the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee was published on 14 February. The Committee concluded that one of the key challenges in this area will be that of effectively maintaining environmental protection through the Great Repeal Bill, given the complex and extensive nature of environmental legislation.

The Urban Heat project examined the potential role of the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the development of local climate resilience. The final report provides a snapshot of the UK ‘heatwave planning’ and ‘community resilience’ national, regional and local policy and practice landscapes. The reports also offers a compelling, evidence-based analysis of the untapped potential of the VCS to contribute more fully to local planning and practice in climate resilience and emergency planning. 

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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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. 

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