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The CONSENSUS team from Trinity College Dublin and National University of Galway, have worked over the past five years to identify, develop and evaluate more sustainable consumption practices. The results of this work have been published in a new book ‘Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more sustainable future’, available for pre-order from Routledge.

DYNAMIX project newsletter

By Bridget Elliott on 24th June 2014
Found in: Research and Resources

DYNAMIX is an EU-funded FP7 research project which aims to identify dynamic and robust policy mixes that can lead to decoupling the environmental impact of resource use from economic growth in the European Union. A newsletter outlining the most recent project findings has just been released.

Kingston University ‘Smart Communities’ report

By Bridget Elliott on 24th June 2014
Found in: Research and Resources

The final report of the Kingston University Smart Communities project was launched at a one day event at the British Academy on Wednesday 11th June, 2014. In broad terms, the project findings support the contemporary policy focus on demand-side action, community energy and energy consumption feedback. At the same time, the project highlights the long term and challenging nature of these strategies, and the implications of this for funding.

UK INDEMAND Centre Futures Workshop

By Bridget Elliott on 24th June 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 09:30 to 14:00

Royal Academy of Engineering, London, UK

The Eco Technology Show 2014

By Bridget Elliott on 24th June 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:30 to Friday, June 27, 2014 - 16:30

Brighton, UK

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:00

Nottingham Trent University

This new publication from CIRCLE-2 makes recommendations for better approaches to science-policy-practice working. CIRCLE-2 is a European network for research and co-operation on climate change. Recommendations in the briefing note are drawn from a literature review, as well as the outcomes of working sessions at the European Climate Change Adaptation conference in Hamburg in 2013.

GreenEcoNet Annual Conference

By Bridget Elliott on 13th May 2014
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00 to 17:00

Brussels, Belgium

The European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP) was established to provide high-level guidance to the European Commission, EU Member States and private actors on the transition to a more resource-efficient economy. Following its final meeting on 31st March, EREP has developed their final set of policy recommendations. The recommendations accompany those made in June 2013 and together form part of the Platform’s ‘Manifesto and Policy Recommendations’ document, which is available online via its website.

This discussion paper attempts to frame a definition of a ‘sustainable land use’ in a pragmatic way, contributing to the concept of sustainable land use governance currently developed in the GLOBALANDS project. The paper starts with a short overview on prevalent sustainability theories, outlining the conflict between a strong and a weak concept of sustainability and explaining the role of "natural capital" and "reproduction" in the context of land use.

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