Following a fruitful meeting between the SDRN, the Royal Academy of Engineers and Defra, a high-level workshop is being organised for November 2009 to explore ways in which engineers and engineering can be made more central to sustainable development policy, research and delivery.
The workshop will bring together senior policy-makers, engineers and science manager/advisors in government in Defra and beyond to discuss and explore:
On behalf of SDRN, Professor Andrew Dobson at the University of Keele has been asked to conduct a Rapid Research and Evidence Review into environmental/ecological citizenship. The Review will cover three questions:
On Thursday 21st May 2009, over 45 representatives of business, academia, government and delivery bodies and agencies, attended the SDRN workshop ‘Business resource efficiency: luxury or necessity?’. Organised by AEA Technology as part of SDRN’s research into practice workstream, the workshop sought to explore the extent to which businesses could be encouraged to improve their research efficiency and procurement practices.
Presentations from the recent TRL Workshop 'The Impact of Non-transport Policies on Transport' are now available to download. The workshop was well-received by all delegates and speakers, and highlighted some interesting research and policy challenges to be addressed and explored further. The key findings will be outlined in the workshop report, to be published in the new year.