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: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, July 28, 2017 - 17:00

Newcastle

This conference offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on engineering and our Environment. The formation of lasting productive partnerships between the participants is also an objective of this conference. This research conference is open to all in the research and scientific community.

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.

International Water Association Efficient 2017

By Robert Lyons on 20th June 2017
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 08:30 to Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 17:15

University of Bath

Waterwise and partners are hosting the ninth International Water Association Conference in Bath, UK. Topics include drought and resiliency planning, climate change, and the energy and water nexus. More…

Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 13:30 to 17:30

London

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

Participatory land use planning is an internationally-recognised approach to making decisions about how land, water and natural resources are managed and used. In this webinar, Peter Phillips and Bill Sheate from Collingwood Environmental Planning will introduce this topic. They will draw on work they have undertaken for The Pentland Hills Regional Park, commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 12:45 to 14:00

London

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

London

The Politics of Sustainable Prosperity

By Robert Lyons on 20th June 2017
Date and Time: 
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…

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

This Westminster Forum event will focus on developing the next steps for low carbon and energy efficient heating and cooling systems in the UK. Following the consultation on Heat in Buildings by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and its call for evidence on a ‘smart, flexible energy system’, sessions will assess the impact on the energy delivery system and the future policy framework for heat.

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Applications now open for 2017 CIED Summer School

By Robert Lyons on 1st February 2017
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Monday, July 10, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 17:00

The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) Summer School, which takes place on 10-12 July 2017 at the University of Sussex, will provide a unique opportunity to highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to hear from leading thinkers in the fields of innovation and energy demand. Researchers will also take part in collaborative learning and participatory activities and meet other research students and early career researchers from around the world.

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