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Next Steps for UK Heat Policy

By Editor on 26th October 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

With heating and hot water for UK buildings accounting for around 40 per cent of our energy consumption and 20 per cent of our greenhouse gas emissions, there is a need to largely eliminate these emissions by around 2050 in order to meet the targets in the Climate Change Act and maintain the UK contribution to international action under the Paris Agreement. 

The aim of the three-year cycle BOOM project, funded by the EPSRC under the UK Research Council’s Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Programme, was to develop a better understanding of how the design of the built environment and technology shapes engagement with, and experience of cycling as people get older and how this affects their independent mobility, health and wellbeing.

Date and Time: 
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 09:30 to 18:00

11 November 2016, 09.30 - 18.00, Barking, London

Barking Riverside is one of the most ambitious and important new developments in the UK and an NHS England designated Healthy New Towns demonstrator site. We aim to design and deliver interventions which increase healthy life expectancy, reduce health inequalities, and support inclusion and healthy ageing for all those living and working in the locality.

CUSP has launched its Working Paper Series with two publications from Tim Jackson et al.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, November 11, 2016 - 15:00
London

Registration is open for this two-day workshop bringing together expertise from the cognitive science, psychology, climate science and policy-making communities, with the goal of improving accessibility to climate science evidence. Up-to-date understandings on presenting complex scientific information for decision-making, such as data presented in graphs and maps, and through language, will be presented and discussed. Future research goals and opportunities for collaboration will also be explored.

SDRN Mailing, 12 October 2016

By Editor on 12th October 2016
Found in: News

A new Green Alliance policy insight reviews the electricity system in the UK, which is currently sustained by the exact correspondence of electricity demand and electricity supply. 

CPRE’s sixth paper in its Housing Foresight Series develops the idea of Public Transport Oriented Development – an approach that seeks to integrate land use and transport planning in a sustainable manner.  Effective coordination across many authorities can result in better access to, and take-up of, public transport through the development of high density residential areas close to stations/commuter belts. 

Green Alliance’s new report examines the pressures which agriculture is under – to increase production, reduce its environmental impact and eliminate its dependence on public subsidy. 

A new report by a research team at Cardiff University presents the results of an ESRC-funded project which examined the behavioural and attitudinal impacts of the English plastic bag charge, introduced in October 2015.

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