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Product Lifetimes and The Environment (PLATE) Seminar 2016

By Editor on 14th September 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:30

Nottingham

This timely event offers participants the opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest developments in product lifetime policy and practice, planned obsolescence, reuse and repair. Set within the context of growing EU interest in product lifetimes, confirmed speakers include Ferenc Pekar (European Commission), entrepreneur Tara Button (BuyMeOnce.com), Dr Carlos Montalvo (TNO, Netherlands) and Dr Ines Oehme (Federal Environment Agency, Germany).

Radical Technology Revisited

By Editor on 17th August 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 09:30 to 17:00

Bristol

Is Progress an illusion?  Is Technology the problem or the solution? What are the practical alternatives?  Such questions were asked 40 years ago in the pioneering book, Radical Technology. This conference will ask them again with even more urgency.

Happy Planet Index 2016

By Editor on 27th July 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

For the fourth time, the New Economics Foundation has ranked countries all over the world based on how efficiently their residents are able to live long, happy lives using environmental resources.  The overall results challenge the conventional wisdom that the wealthiest economies are the most successful, highlighting success stories in Latin America and Asia Pacific – where residents are enjoying relatively high and equally distributed life expectancy and wellbeing, whilst leaving a smaller ecological footprint than other more advanced economies. 

SDRN Mailing, 4 May 2016

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: News

SDRN Mailing, 4 May 2016

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: News

The Nature of Prosperity

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 14:30 to 18:30

London

Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 13:30 to Friday, June 24, 2016 - 16:30

Plymouth University

Sustainable Earth 2016 is an event for researchers, businesses, community groups and individuals to come together for two days of inspirational speakers, networking opportunities and creative workshops designed to spark and encourage collaborations for a sustainable Earth. 

Social innovations, which transform resource intensive routines and practices into low-resource ones, combined with socio-technically designed transition paths, which are created around sustainability and environmental criteria, are milestones for implementation and diffusion of SCP (Sustainable Consumption and Production). This paper analyses such processes based on eight key components in order to evaluate and explain transformation and transition towards a sustainable lifestyle. Actors on all levels of society are included in this approach, creating a whole framework.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 08:30 to 13:00

London, UK

New research from the Centre for Environmental Strategy, at the University of Surrey, examines how globalisation and fast fashion have changed the sustainability of the Western European Textiles and Clothing supply chain. Between 1995 and 2009 there were absolute reductions in supply chain carbon emissions, but social inequities remain high and need tackling. The authors suggest that increasing supply chain wages and passing prices through to consumers could reduce both emissions and social inequities.

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