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Date and Time: 
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 12:30 to 14:00

The Royal Society, London

Waste Watch- ‘Better Food For All Conference’

By Bridget Elliott on 3rd September 2013
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 10:00 to 16:30


This recent publication examines the ways in which resilience may be created within the web of ecological, socio-economic and cultural systems that make up the world. The book documents emerging trends, shifting tactics and future pathways for the conservation and sustainable development movement post Rio+20, arriving at a set of diverse but connected conclusions and questions in relation to the resilience of people and planet.

New research funded by Defra has assisted in the development of a new assessment framework to trace direct and indirect links between consumption in the UK and environmental impacts that occur due to production in other countries. The project analysed 12 commodities but the methodology can be extended to over 200 commodities, including agricultural products as well as many other products of non-agricultural systems, e.g. mining, forestry and fisheries.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 17:30 to 20:00

UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, London

NEES project event- 'Unlocking the Potential'

By Bridget Elliott on 20th August 2013
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 12:30 to 16:00

The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland

New research released last week has revealed that people in Britain are fully supportive of the idea of energy system change, highlighting that the public wants and expects change with regard to how energy is supplied, used and governed. The research, which was funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and carried out by a team from the Universities of Cardiff and Nottingham, examined the key factors which are influential in public assessment of proposed changes.

The UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post 2015 Development Agenda was created in July 2012 with the purpose of establishing the best ways to reduce global poverty beyond 2015, the date at which the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire. This new report by the panel argues that a new development agenda should carry forward the spirit of the Millennium Declaration and the best of the MDGs, with a practical focus on issues such as poverty, hunger, water, sanitation, education and healthcare.

New website- ‘Future Bristol: Low Carbon 2050’

By Bridget Elliott on 25th June 2013
Found in: Research and Resources

The City of Bristol has developed an online, interactive vision of what the city could look like in 2050. The website ‘Future Bristol: Low Carbon 2050’ presents two hypothetical scenarios, each featuring a different mix of low carbon measures, technology and infrastructure. The aim of the website is to prompt public discussion about how Bristol can become a low carbon city, and in particular, discover how the Bristol community feels about the two different scenarios (and the various low carbon features which make up each scenario).

This World Resources Institute Working Paper is the second instalment in a series that forms the foundation of the ‘World Resources Report 2013-14: Creating a Sustainable Food Future’. The document contains preliminary research, analysis, findings, and recommendations aimed at stimulating discussion and critical feedback to influence on-going debate on emerging issues. This study examines how approximately 24 per cent of all calories currently produced for human consumption are lost or wasted.