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Defra publishes policy evidence plans

By Bridget Elliott on 15th May 2013
Found in: Research and Resources

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has produced a series of evidence plans for different policy areas which make significant use of formal evidence, including plans for water, waste and resources, sustainable economy, sustainable land and farming, and climate change. The evidence plans will be used to help ensure the link between evidence and policy development and implementation. The evidence plans set out evidence needs for a 5 year timeframe and will be updated roughly annually to reflect any major changes in evidence needs as a result of changing policy.

Straw Wars

By SDRN on 14th February 2013
Found in: Case Studies

LOCATION: Soho, London.

AIM: To inspire a movement that will encourage bars and restaurants to eradicate plastic drinking straws.

Sustainable Clothes Swishing

By SDRN on 14th February 2013
Found in: Case Studies


AIM: The concept of ‘swishing parties’ is to reduce waste through swapping unwanted clothes for those unwanted by other women, rather than throwing them out.

Annual Conference 2012

By SDRN on 1st December 2012
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 09:00 to 17:00
The Sustainable Development Research Network (SDRN) Annual Conference 2012 took place on 29th November at the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Conference Centre in London.

Annual Conference 2011

By SDRN on 11th October 2012
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 18:00 to 21:00

There was no Annual Conference in 2011 as funding for the new phase of the Network was confirmed too late to allow sufficient time for conference organisation. However, an evening event was held in December 2011 to mark the launch of the new phase of the Network.

Brixton Remade

By SDRN on 3rd May 2012
Found in: Case Studies

LOCATION: Brixton, London.

AIM: To promote local waste reduction, reuse and recycling; to develop skills of remaking and repair important for the creation of local green enterprises and sustainable employment.


By SDRN on 5th April 2012
Found in: Case Studies


AIM: To maximise the re-use of redundant office furniture, both to protect the environment and to make quality office items available at affordable prices to charities, the community sector and small businesses.

Low Carbon West Oxford

By SDRN on 29th March 2012
Found in: Case Studies

LOCATION: West Oxford

AIM: To reduce the carbon footprint of West Oxford through encouraging and enabling more sustainable lifestyles amongst residents.

SDRN Annual Conference 2010: Presentations

By SDRN on 6th January 2011
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 12:15

Plenary Session I: Opening Plenary
Sustainable Development Policy under the new Coalition Government 

Parallel Session 1a: Innovating for a transition to a sustainable economy

Annual Conference 2010

By SDRN on 10th December 2010
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 09:15 to 17:15

The Conference took place on Thursday 9th December 2010 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London.

The aim of the conference was to explore the implications of recent changes within government for the development and delivery of sustainable development, and what this means for the research community’s activities and priorities.