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Natural Capital Investment

By Robert Lyons on 1st August 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
A major conference on a new frontier for green finance in the UK
 
The Natural Capital Investment Conference 2018, organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, will be a unique opportunity to turn our understanding of the value of the UK's natural environment into investable projects that deliver returns for investors and benefit society.

Whether you manage land or water, have a business interest in natural resources or are a prospective investor, this day could change the way you work.
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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? 

Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 13:00

The fifth edition of the annual symposium, Why the World Needs Anthropologists, explores how energy professionals and anthropologists can cooperate to design and deploy energy innovations that alter the world for the better.

Chatham House Climate Change 2017 conference

By Robert Lyons on 18th July 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 09:30 to Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 13:30

London

Sustainability: can society save itself?

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
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
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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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:45 to 14:00

London

Health policy is complex, arguably becoming more so. What have been termed ‘wicked issues’ are a central feature of health policy where there are often no simple or single solutions, if any at all. This talk by Professor David Hunter of Durham University will be illustrated with examples from the Centre of Public Policy and Health’s research programme. More…

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.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

London

Bright Blue welcomes Tom Burke, chairman and founding director of the environmental think tank E3G and Tom Pickering, director of INEOS Upstream including the INEOS Shale business, which currently holds the largest number of fracking licences on the UK mainland.

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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. 

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