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Overheating in Buildings: Adaptation Responses

By Robert Lyons on 15th February 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

This Building Research & Information special issue explores the unintended rise in internal temperatures during warm weather, which can lead to heat stress and constitutes a public health problem.  Many countries do not currently rely on air conditioning for comfort.  However, the inability to create comfortable buildings in many temperate climate zones such as the UK where air conditioning was not necessary will have a perverse outcome by increasing summer electricity usage and create a dependence on air conditioning.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 09:30 to 18:30

London

Priorities for energy security in the UK

By Robert Lyons on 15th February 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess initiatives and policy priorities for a secure energy supply. Delegates will consider the future mix of electricity generation sources for the UK, including the roles of fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable energy in delivering reliable and affordable energy.

This study is the first to quantify microplastics of any size in river sediments in the UK and links their presence to terrestrial sources including sewage and road marking paints. The study found that many fragments are derived from road marking paints - a previously undescribed source.

The Urban Heat project examined the potential role of the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the development of local climate resilience. The final report provides a snapshot of the UK ‘heatwave planning’ and ‘community resilience’ national, regional and local policy and practice landscapes. The reports also offers a compelling, evidence-based analysis of the untapped potential of the VCS to contribute more fully to local planning and practice in climate resilience and emergency planning. 

SDRN Mailing, 1 February 2017

By Robert Lyons on 15th February 2017
Found in: News

Applications now open for 2017 CIED Summer School

By Robert Lyons on 1st February 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 17:00

The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) Summer School, which takes place on 10-12 July 2017 at the University of Sussex, will provide a unique opportunity to highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to hear from leading thinkers in the fields of innovation and energy demand. Researchers will also take part in collaborative learning and participatory activities and meet other research students and early career researchers from around the world.

Envecon 2017: Applied Environmental Economics Conference

By Robert Lyons on 1st February 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 08:45 to 19:30

The Royal Society, London

Now in its 15th year, this one-day conference brings together environmental economists from public and private sectors, academia and consultancy to share results of recent research and to discuss issues relevant to the practical application of environmental economics in the UK, Europe and elsewhere.  This year, you will hear papers on climate change mitigation and adaption, appraisal and accounting, market based instruments, and showcasing new approaches to land and water management in Europe, and many other topics. 

This report sets out the work done by the committee, an independent advisory to government, since March 2016. It also makes a series of recommendations to government on developing the 25 year environment plan.

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This report is an indicator-based assessment of past and projected climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and society. It also looks at society’s vulnerability to these impacts and at the development of adaptation policies and the underlying knowledge base.

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