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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.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 09:00 to Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 18:15

Worcester College, Oxford

Social researchers at Forest Research have undertaken an analysis of 31 studies undertaken since 2001 to present a state of the art typology of the well-being benefits of woodlands in Britain. Recently published, the paper illustrates the wide range of well-being benefits gained by different social groups through various forms of engagement with and activities undertaken in woodlands.

Date and Time: 
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 09:30 to 17:00

UCL Lecture Theatre, London

EAC launches inquiry on Well-being

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

Following on from their recent report on Sustainable Development Indicators, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched a further inquiry on the ‘Measuring Well-being’ initiative being run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In November, the ONS published an analysis of its well-being survey data, comparing people’s well-being according to gender, age, ethnic group, relationship status, health, disability, employment status and occupation, as well as by nation, region and local authority.

Heartlands

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

LOCATION: Pool, Cornwall

AIM: To deliver an inspiring, low carbon, sustainable community development which is accessible to all and which celebrates and enriches understanding of the local culture, heritage and natural environment.

Eden Solarfair

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

LOCATION: St Austell, Cornwall

AIM: To demonstrate that renewable energy can be of financial benefit to people who cannot afford to install solar PV panels on their own roofs.

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.

SDRN Well-being Seminar

By SDRN on 25th September 2012
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 17:30 to 19:00


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its first annual national subjective well-being results in July 2012, revealing its initial findings from four new questions included in the 2011-2012 Integrated Household Survey devised to help measure national subjective well-being.

With the relevance of well-being to the sustainability agenda, SDRN hosted an evening seminar in central London on 25 September 2012 to examine the results and to explore how this new understanding of national subjective well-being might be used to inform the policy-making process. Presentations were followed by a Q&A and discussion session with an audience of sustainability professionals, and the evening ended with drinks and networking.

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