SDRN Events

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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00 to Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 15:30

Lancaster University 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the worlds ‘to do’ list for the next 13 years. Each of the Global Goals is extraordinarily important, and taken together, present the education sector with a potent agenda of unprecedented scope and significance. 

Next steps for energy efficiency policy in England

By Robert Lyons on 22nd November 2016
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

This seminar will discuss the future for energy efficiency schemes in businesses and homes across England, and next steps for energy efficiency policy. With the conclusion of the updated Energy Companies Obligation due in March, and the CRC scheme set to end by 2019, this conference offers a timely opportunity for delegates to engage on the direction of Government policy in energy efficiency.

Speakers include senior figures from Whitehall, business and academia.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:30

University College London

This UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources & UCL Energy Institute joint public lecture features special guest speakers Michelle T Davies, Global Head of the Clean Energy and Sustainability Group, Eversheds,  and the Rt. Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 08:30 to 17:00

London

The world’s first universal set of Sustainable Development Goals came into force on 1 January 2016. How do we translate the ambition of 17 Goals and 169 Targets into transformational action in the UK?

Sessions will examine what the SDGs mean to the UK and there will panels and presentations featuring organisations with practical experience of SDG delivery in the UK.

Smart Cities UK Conference 2017

By Robert Lyons on 17th January 2017
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 08:30 to Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 15:45

London

Across the UK we are seeing more and more examples of smart city transformation. Key 'smart' sectors utilised by such Cities include transport, energy, health care, water and waste. Against the current background of economic, social, security and technological changes caused by the globalization and the integration process, cities in the UK face the challenge of combining competitiveness and sustainable urban development simultaneously.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:00 to 17:30

County Hall, Westminster, London

Post Brexit, there is an emerging policy direction that puts infrastructure investment in the centre of an activist fiscal policy and the re-invention of industrial strategy. This is all framed around delivering fairness and inclusion to heal the social chasm revealed by the Brexit vote. 

This raises a huge range of new questions for infrastructure policy makers, strategists and deliverers such as:

Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 18:30 to 21:30

London

Date and Time: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 18:00 to Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 17:00

20 June (evening arrival); training 21 – 23 June 2016, Kent

When it comes to the environment, integrated thinking and wide agreement are crucial.  To achieve this, key stakeholders need to be involved in agreeing plans, policies or practice, whether at a strategic or local level or even within organisations. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:30 to 12:00

London

In advance of the UNEA2 in Nairobi in May, where ministers from around the world will be gathering to review the environmental components of the Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030, this event, organised by Stakeholder Forum, is an opportunity to hear briefings on the preparations and input into the priorities and key themes. 

Date and Time: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00

University College London

This talk outlines the underlying economics of energy sector decision making and implications for the design of climate policies. It illustrates three different domains of decisions, and corresponding pillars of policy which flow from these.

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