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, 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: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:30 to 15:30

Open University, Milton Keynes

Part of the ESRC Seminar Series (2015-17) – Green Innovation: Making it Work.

Hillary Award 2016 ceremony and lecture

By Robert Lyons on 5th December 2016
Date and Time: 
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 17:45 to 19:30

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey's Professor Tim Jackson has been appointed 2016 Hillary Laureate for his widely respected leadership in the economics of sustainability. We are delighted to invite you now to the award ceremony, hosted by the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

Timed to discuss the Government’s consultation into developing a smart energy system, this seminar will assess the next steps and policy priorities for making the ‘smart grid’ a reality. Delegates will evaluate the options for establishing a flexible and low-carbon electricity network, including an assessment of how new system measures such as demand-side response and automated processes should be integrated into standard network operations, as well as the role of increased energy storage capacity in managing and responding to demand changes.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:30

Nottingham

This timely event offers participants the opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest developments in product lifetime policy and practice, planned obsolescence, reuse and repair. Set within the context of growing EU interest in product lifetimes, confirmed speakers include Ferenc Pekar (European Commission), entrepreneur Tara Button (BuyMeOnce.com), Dr Carlos Montalvo (TNO, Netherlands) and Dr Ines Oehme (Federal Environment Agency, Germany).

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00

Belfast 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 08:30 to 13:00

Guest of Honour: Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government

The End of Growth

By Robert Lyons on 9th November 2016
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 18:30 to 20:30

House of Commons, London

The APPG on the Limits to Growth has launched a landmark debate in the Houses of Parliament. In a world of environmental and social limits, is there still a role for economic growth in delivering a sustainable prosperity?

Nature of Prosperity Dialogue

By Robert Lyons on 22nd November 2016
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 13:30 to 17:30

1.30 – 5.30 pm, Monday 28 November, Westminster

Innovations for Sustainable Mobility

By Robert Lyons on 9th November 2016
Date and Time: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00

Nottingham

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