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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.

NUS awarded money for Student’s Green Fund

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

The National Union of Students (NUS) has been awarded £5 million by Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) for a Students’ Green Fund, the four key themes of which will be student participation, partnership, impact and legacy. The funding will help students to engage with their universities and colleges on sustainable development, and to ensure that sustainability remains a priority with institutions. NUS will run a single-round bidding competition in summer 2013, to allocate the funding. More…

The 2012 United Nations summit in Brazil required governments to create a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) that would be integrated into the follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their 2015 deadline. Discussions on how to formulate these have continued in recent weeks at UN headquarters in New York. This article provides an overview of a recently published commentary by 10 scientists and development analysts who have proposed a fundamentally different way to approach this task.

The Low Carbon Dialogue Scotland website

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

The Low Carbon Dialogue Scotland website and forum has just been launched, providing a space for anyone with an interest in low-carbon issues to discuss topics relating to the move towards a sustainable, low-carbon society. Run by researchers from the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh, a different discussion topic will be posed each month.

Estimating businesses’ emissions and water use without direct information from companies can be challenging.  A new study has been published which develops a framework to generate comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water use estimates for individual businesses and all businesses of a sector in an area, which are otherwise not available.  The framework, developed by Peter Bradley, Angela Druckman and Tim Jackson of the University of Surrey, makes use of two different accounting perspectives: the production perspective (on site greenhouse gases) and the provision perspective (s

‘Transdisciplinary Research on Sustainability in Europe’

By Bridget Elliott on 1st May 2013
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 10:00 to Friday, May 24, 2013 - 16:00

Main Charles University Administrative Building, Prague

Greening Government 2013 Conference and Exhibition

By Bridget Elliott on 1st May 2013
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 09:00 to 17:00

The Brewery Conference Centre, London

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 09:00 to 18:00

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus

Hadleigh Farm

By SDRN on 30th April 2013
Found in: Case Studies

Location: The mountain biking venue for the London 2012 Olympics at Hadleigh Farm is adjacent to Hadleigh Country Park, which lies within the Thames Gateway in South Essex.

Olympic Park

By SDRN on 30th April 2013
Found in: Case Studies

Location: The Olympic Park for the London 2012 Games, which hosts many of the indoor venues and the Olympic Stadium itself.

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