The Sustainable Development Research Network (SDRN) Annual Conference took place on 28th January 2014 at the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Conference Centre in London.
This year's conference looked at the UK's sustainability commitments for 2020 and asked: Are we on track? And if not, do we have the rights tools, research programmes, policies and approaches to help get us there? Presentations and discussions were centred around the following key themes: evidence, tools and policy evaluation; economic growth; policy-making and engaging the public; natural capital; and renewable energy.
Speakers included Richard Wakeford, Land Use and Rural Strategy, Birmingham City University; Jill Rutter, Institute for Government; Elizabeth Robin, UK Evaluation Society; Mark Petticrew, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Ulrike Hotopp, Defra; Mark Pennington, King’s College London; Nick Pidgeon, University of Cardiff; Greg Marsden, Institute for Transport Studies; Simon Christmas, Centre for Public Policy Research, King’s College London; Gareth Redmond, DECC; Tim Jackson, University of Surrey; Jim Skea, Research Councils UK; Deborah Mattinson, BritainThinks; Jim Watson, UK Energy Research Centre, Imperial College, London; Andrew Watkinson, University of East Anglia; Ece Ozdemiroglu, eftec; Alastair MacGregor, Trucost; Stephanie Hime, KPMG; Nicola Brandt, OECD; and Ian Christie, University of Surrey.
Have a closer look at our conference sessions and speakers in the conference agenda on the right, with links to slides and presentation materials where available. Videos of many of the presentations will also be made available on the SDRN website in due course.
A commentary of the day’s proceedings is available on twitter using #SD2020
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