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Energy bills could be cut by more than 60 percent - saving the average household over £600 a year - if homes were designed to generate, store and release their own solar energy, a report has revealed. The concept has already been proven and is operating successfully on a building in the UK.

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Draft London Environment Strategy

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Calls

On 11 August Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, published his draft London Environment Strategy. The Mayor is taking a range of  actions to improve the environment now, setting London on the path to create a better future. A public consultation on these plans is now open until 17 November.

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 18:30 to 22:00

Environmental professionals and policy-makers may sometimes feel like the financial sector is undermining their efforts.

In the 2017 Burntwood Lecture, Dr Bevis Watts, Managing Director of Triodos Bank UK, will put forward the thesis that the UK's current financial systems holds the potential, through adaptation, to be a catalyst for a sustainable future.

Bevis will also reflect on his unusual and inspirational career trajectory: how did an environmental professional come to lead a financial institution? 

Policy and the Anthropocene: The politics of a non-linear world

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

All states, markets, welfare systems, major religions, their justifying ideas and the people that fought to create them came about in a uniquely stable epoch geologists call the Holocene. This era is now over. In its place comes the Anthropocene, the name being used to describe the overwhelmingly negative aggregate impact humans are having on the environment.

Sustainability: can society save itself?

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

University of East Anglia

It’s the question of our generation: is society on the verge of collapse, or might it still save itself from the twin ecological and economic crises of our era?

Join us for a lively panel debate where renowned thinkers and practitioners in sustainability, innovation, and public engagement from across different sectors will outline their views on the opportunities, risks and challenges of delivering sustainability as a panacea to a failing society.

Scottish Shared Transport Conference

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 09:30 to 15:30

In partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Carplus Bikeplus Scottish Shared Transport Conference will bring together expert speakers to explore Scotland's shared transport landscape, and discuss the innovative approaches being considered to encourage a future with improved shared mobility at its core.

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Making Nature Count: Natural capital in policy and practice

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

This one day conference will present the latest thinking on how natural capital accounting is seen, in some quarters at least, as the way forward for effective biodiversity conservation policy and delivery. Speakers will include government advisers, economists, NGOs, local authority representatives and businesses who will each examine the natural capital approach from their perspective and describe its potential to help address the environmental challenges we face. 

This modelling study, published in Nature Plants, suggests that while climate change could have a serious adverse effect on current coffee-growing areas, a shift of production to uphill areas could increase production fourfold. 

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This paper outlines one of the most promising of the pathways to a future, renewable-based German energy system with adequate flexibility, which is predicated on the use of electrolytically-produced hydrogen as an energy storage medium, as well as the replacement of hydrocarbon-based fuel for most road vehicles.

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CECAN Policy and Practice Note Series

By Robert Lyons on 2nd August 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

CECAN has launched a Policy and Practice Note Series, with e-versions available to download.

The latest papers are:

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