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The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is inviting proposals for a project on modelling pension funds under climate change. The project will develop quantitative illustrations of the impact on UK pension scheme assets and liabilities of a small number of climate change scenarios. The aim is to help pensions actuaries assess the potential magnitude of climate change impacts and hence when climate change might be relevant to the funding advice they give. The closing date is 12 May 2017.

NERC invites applications to join an advisory group that will provide an independent and impartial steer to activities under EEF, a new programme of activity, led by NERC and supported by ESRC. EEF will pave the way to addressing the crucial medium to long-term challenges and exciting opportunities that present from the UK leaving the European Union, including optimising sustainable environmental management and ensuring the resilience of our ecosystems and the quality of our environment.

Making Futures will be held on 21 & 22 September 2017 at Plymouth College of Art. The call for abstracts is now open and the closing date for receipt is 22 May 2017. Making Futures is a research platform exploring contemporary craft and maker movements as ‘change agents’ within 21st century society. The aim is to examine and promote the possibilities for maker economies built around contemporary craft, neo-artisanal design-to-make and related creative micro-entrepreneurs and movements.

IPBES will be seeking expert reviewers for the Second Order Drafts of the thematic assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration, and the four regional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services: Africa; Americas; Asia Pacific; and, Europe and Central Asia. The consultation period runs from 1 May - 26 June 2017 (29 May - 24 July for the Americas assessment). Contact the UK IPBES Stakeholder Hub ( or visit the website to find out more about the consultation process.

This symposium, organised by the  Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme, the World Sustainable Development Research and Training Centre and Canterbury Christ Church University, takes place in Canterbury on 8 November 2017. The event will involve researchers in the field of humanities and sustainable development in the widest sense.

A Special Issue of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation builds on the core themes and outcomes of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) seminar series, ‘Green Innovation: Making it Work’ (2015-17).