SDRN Events

Find details about upcoming and past events relevant to sustainability research and policy here. Use the left sidebar to explore events by theme.

Chatham House Climate Change 2017 conference

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


Seventh International Symposium on Energy

By Robert Lyons on 27th March 2017
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Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 17:30 to Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 17:00


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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 17:30 to 21:00


More than half of the 7.5 billion people on the planet now live in cities. Air pollution, overburdened infrastructure, biodiversity loss, and climate change currently threaten sustainable urban growth. How can we meet the needs of growing urban populations without sacrificing the natural environment and future sustainability?


A greener gas grid: what are the options?

By Robert Lyons on 21st June 2017
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 16:30 to 19:30

Imperial College London

There are an estimated 2.8 million km of gas transport pipelines globally supplying energy for heating and cooking. This event launches a comprehensive report that evaluates the overall potential for decarbonising the gas network, including the use of biomethane and hydrogen in existing gas infrastructure. The authors have examined the options for creating low carbon gas networks, exploring the technical issues, as well as the decarbonisation potential and costs associated with each option.

The Politics of Sustainable Prosperity

By Robert Lyons on 20th June 2017
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:00 to 16:45

Keele University

In times of climate change, overconsumption, and ecological collapse, we must re-think the meaning of prosperity: what is needed are new visions of environmentally sustainable, yet still flourishing societies. This research workshop considers the political foundations of such societies, bringing together papers on both the barriers and new possibilities of sustainability politics in the current conjecture. More…

Sustainable Earth 2017

By Robert Lyons on 22nd May 2017
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Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 13:30 to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 17:00

Plymouth University

Cities - adaptation without mitigation is immoral

By Robert Lyons on 17th May 2017
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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30


From growing populations, climate change, environmental risks and increasing dependencies of infrastructure systems, an invited expert panel will debate some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century; and consider how we can create and manage truly sustainable cities.  

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:30


Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRiED) and RSPB Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Food Coalition, are hosting this talk by Professor Tim Benton, Dean of Strategic Research Initiatives at the University of Leeds and former “Champion” of the UK’s Global Food Security programme, on the impacts of our food system on the environment.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 18:00

Kings College London

Climate change has been labelled ‘one of the greatest challenges facing humanity', and at the same time the mainstream media consider it a ‘difficult story'. What is going wrong, and who is responsible? Professor Joe Smith will draw on twenty years of experience of research and practical projects at the join between media decision-making and environmental research and policy to sketch out some answers.