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.
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

Glasgow

Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 09:30 to Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 17:00

Oxford

Brexit and the Future of UK Climate/Environmental Policy

By Robert Lyons on 31st October 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

Leeds

How will Brexit affect efforts to tackle climate change, in the UK and abroad? What will it mean for policy, law and the wider environment, and what does the future hold for citizens?

Join us for a lively public debate to explore the implications and assess what needs to be done. We're bringing together a panel of diverse experts to clarify the picture and answer your questions.

This free event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, promises much food for thought and a great networking opportunity.
All are welcome and a bar is available.

Sustaining Our Environment

By Robert Lyons on 1st November 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30

London

Chaired by Lawrence Pollard of the BBC World Service

CanonburyReflects will consider how we could or should sustain our environment. 

London politicians address air pollution as changes to the power sector reduce the UK's reliance on fossil fuels. Meanwhile the US government plans withdrawal from the Paris climate accords. We consider the degree of adaptation we should or will need to make, internationally, nationally and locally, with the help of 3 speakers from a range of backgrounds and positions. 

Sustainable Scotland Network annual conference

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 09:00 to 17:00

Edinburgh

The conference is an opportunity to discuss with network members, peers, partners and the Scottish Government where public sector action can enable broader and deeper impacts in line with national ambitions, how to initiate and align collaborative action with partners and key stakeholders, what is needed to mobilise strong public sector leadership that delivers action on climate change and sustainability and stimulates purposeful engagement on this pressing agenda across Scotland.

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.

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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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:30

London

One year on: what Brexit means for our environment

By Robert Lyons on 21st June 2017
Date and Time: 
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:30

Belfast

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