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: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:30 to 14:00

University of Gloucester

Dr Rodrigo Lozano from the University of Gävle, Sweden, will introduce this seminar on the developing field of sustainability scholarship from an editor’s point of view. It will explore key themes in current scholarship, areas for development, publication options and impact, as well as tips for developing academic profile in this area. The event is free to attend and a light sustainable buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided. Contact brainbow@glos.ac.uk for more details and to reserve a place.

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. 

Sustainable prosperity and the cultural industries

By Robert Lyons on 14th March 2017
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00

Middlesex University

This joint seminar brings together Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) researcher Dr Jonathan Ward and Professor Graeme Evans from the Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI), Middlesex University to discuss the role of the cultural industries in creating sustainable prosperity.

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: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:30

City Hall, London

The H2FC SUPERGEN will launch three evidence based White Papers that will inform key stakeholders, especially policy makers, of the roles and potential benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in: i) the future energy systems; ii) creating economic impact in the UK; iii) delivering energy security for the UK.

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: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 09:30 to 18:30

London

Priorities for energy security in the UK

By Robert Lyons on 15th February 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess initiatives and policy priorities for a secure energy supply. Delegates will consider the future mix of electricity generation sources for the UK, including the roles of fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable energy in delivering reliable and affordable energy.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

Central London

This conference will bring together key policymakers from across Whitehall, the devolved administrations and local authorities with stakeholders from the UK research community to discuss ways of improving the use of research to inform policymaking.

It comes as the next Research Excellence Framework cycle is expected to increase the weight of the 'impact' criteria from 20 to 25% and follows REF 2014 results which showed "informing government policy" was the most common type of impact, followed by "supporting Parliamentary scrutiny".

Carbon and Time

By Robert Lyons on 27th February 2017
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:30

London School of Economics

The next seminar in the interdisciplinary Climate Change, Inequality and Social policy series - co-hosted by LSE's CASE, The Grantham Institute and International Inequalities Institute - will feature presentations on 'Low carbon fun? A time use perspective towards sustainability' by Professor Angela Druckman (University of Surrey) and 'The case for a shorter working week' by Anna Coote (New Economics Foundation).

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