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An article looking at the findings from a new study commissioned by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that the environment is playing a vital role in tackling the problem of poor air quality and helping to protect people’s health and reduce spending on healthcare.

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 13:30 to 17:00

This Centre for Sustainable Energy half-day workshop will examine the potential of smart energy technologies to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable households.

The workshop will combine an exploration of the opportunities on offer, live demonstrations (hopefully!), case studies of current best practice and will consider the policy and market settings for future action.

Rethinking Growth: Toward the Well-being Economy

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
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Date and Time: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

Cardiff

Following the launch of their Discussion Paper, Rethinking Growth: Toward the Well-being Economy, Dr Mark Lang and Professor Terry Marsden will deliver an evening seminar that seeks to consider the impact of growth on economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainability.

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In 2015, 5.9 million children under age five died. The major causes of child deaths globally are pneumonia, prematurity, intrapartum-related complications, neonatal sepsis, congenital anomalies, diarrhoea, injuries and malaria. Most of these diseases and conditions are at least partially caused by the environment. This new UN/WHO report summarises the impact of polluted environments on child health.

A new study published in the journal Environment International for the first time quantifies the global impact by combining data about air pollution in different countries with knowledge about how exposure to different levels of air pollution is associated with preterm birth rates.

Hillary Award 2016 ceremony and lecture

By Robert Lyons on 5th December 2016
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Date and Time: 
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 17:45 to 19:30

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey's Professor Tim Jackson has been appointed 2016 Hillary Laureate for his widely respected leadership in the economics of sustainability. We are delighted to invite you now to the award ceremony, hosted by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. 

Nature of Prosperity Dialogue

By Robert Lyons on 22nd November 2016
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Date and Time: 
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 13:30 to 17:30

1.30 – 5.30 pm, Monday 28 November, Westminster

A new report by the World Health Organization summarises evidence on the beneficial effects of urban green spaces, including improved mental health, reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes, as well as improved pregnancy outcomes.  It identifies urban green space indicators which are suitable for wide-scale application in the European Region and proposes an indicator definition and data analysis tool kit for universal use.  This measures accessibility of green spaces of defined minimum sizes suitable for physical activity and mental relaxation. 

The aim of the three-year cycle BOOM project, funded by the EPSRC under the UK Research Council’s Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Programme, was to develop a better understanding of how the design of the built environment and technology shapes engagement with, and experience of cycling as people get older and how this affects their independent mobility, health and wellbeing.

Date and Time: 
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 09:30 to 18:00

11 November 2016, 09.30 - 18.00, Barking, London

Barking Riverside is one of the most ambitious and important new developments in the UK and an NHS England designated Healthy New Towns demonstrator site. We aim to design and deliver interventions which increase healthy life expectancy, reduce health inequalities, and support inclusion and healthy ageing for all those living and working in the locality.

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