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.

Brexit and the Future of UK Climate/Environmental Policy

By Robert Lyons on 31st October 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

Leeds

How will Brexit affect efforts to tackle climate change, in the UK and abroad? What will it mean for policy, law and the wider environment, and what does the future hold for citizens?

Join us for a lively public debate to explore the implications and assess what needs to be done. We're bringing together a panel of diverse experts to clarify the picture and answer your questions.

This free event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, promises much food for thought and a great networking opportunity.
All are welcome and a bar is available.

Sustaining Our Environment

By Robert Lyons on 1st November 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30

London

Chaired by Lawrence Pollard of the BBC World Service

CanonburyReflects will consider how we could or should sustain our environment. 

London politicians address air pollution as changes to the power sector reduce the UK's reliance on fossil fuels. Meanwhile the US government plans withdrawal from the Paris climate accords. We consider the degree of adaptation we should or will need to make, internationally, nationally and locally, with the help of 3 speakers from a range of backgrounds and positions. 

World Development Within Planetary Boundaries

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

The Centre for Environment & Sustainability (CES) and the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) are delighted to invite you to join us at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK for the CES Annual Roland Clift Lecture which is presented this year by Professor Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. 

Abstract

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 09:30 to 17:30

London

Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting this event which is aimed at supporting collaboration across the UK and Europe. It will promote funding opportunities available for food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy through Horizon 2020, the EU's largest research and innovation funding programme, with over €1 billion earmarked for calls in 2018-2020.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 13:00

The fifth edition of the annual symposium, Why the World Needs Anthropologists, explores how energy professionals and anthropologists can cooperate to design and deploy energy innovations that alter the world for the better.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 13:30 to 17:00

This Centre for Sustainable Energy half-day workshop will examine the potential of smart energy technologies to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable households.

The workshop will combine an exploration of the opportunities on offer, live demonstrations (hopefully!), case studies of current best practice and will consider the policy and market settings for future action.

Sustainable Models: From Sharing to Circular Economy

By Robert Lyons on 20th September 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

London

Architecture and design, as much as any other discipline within the creative industries and beyond, is affected by new economic models – from the sharing or gig economy to the circular economy. Different economic models can often bring about a new approach to delivering projects, as well as opportunities for innovation and growth. This talk will examine how architecture can explore new economic models as well as shape alternative economic frameworks that will help deliver better, more efficient and innovative design projects.

Chatham House Climate Change 2017 conference

By Robert Lyons on 18th July 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 09:30 to Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 13:30

London

Sustainable Scotland Network annual conference

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 09:00 to 17:00

Edinburgh

The conference is an opportunity to discuss with network members, peers, partners and the Scottish Government where public sector action can enable broader and deeper impacts in line with national ambitions, how to initiate and align collaborative action with partners and key stakeholders, what is needed to mobilise strong public sector leadership that delivers action on climate change and sustainability and stimulates purposeful engagement on this pressing agenda across Scotland.

6th Annual Oxford Energy Day: Energy in growing economies

By Robert Lyons on 20th September 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:00 to 19:00

Oxford

Energy use in non-OECD countries is expected to increase by some 50 per cent from 2015 to 2035. How this increase is achieved, and whether it can be sustainably accelerated, is not only of interest for OECD countries, but also for the rest of the world, both because of climate change and the possibility of developing new forms of energy infrastructure.

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