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, May 17, 2017 - 18:00

Kings College London

Climate change has been labelled ‘one of the greatest challenges facing humanity', and at the same time the mainstream media consider it a ‘difficult story'. What is going wrong, and who is responsible? Professor Joe Smith will draw on twenty years of experience of research and practical projects at the join between media decision-making and environmental research and policy to sketch out some answers.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

Sheffield

The EU has championed environmental causes, but it hasn't been perfect. Does increased sovereignty post-Brexit create a threat or an opportunity, and how could it help us achieve environmental goals? Join politicians, policy-makers and EU law experts to discuss whether the UK environment will be better off after Brexit. Part of Sheffield's Festival of Debate.

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Urban greenspace – space for nature and people?

By Robert Lyons on 11th April 2017
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 16:30 to 19:30

London

This first joint BES Scottish Policy Group and ESCom Scotland event will discuss whether urban greenspace in Scotland is meeting our social, economic and biodiversity needs. Are the provision and management of greenspace on track to contribute to the delivery of our Biodiversity 2020 priority aims?

Date and Time: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:45

London

Professor Frans Berkhout will deliver the Annual MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health Guest Lecture 2017. Planetary Health, defined as ‘…the health of human civilisation and the state of the natural systems on which it depends’ seeks to integrate health and environment research and policy at a fundamental level. The talk will set out the Planetary Health concept and discuss some key challenges for research and policy which emerge.

Decarbonised Energy and Water Resilience Conference

By Robert Lyons on 27th March 2017
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 13:00

London

Environmental Policy in the Trump Era

By Robert Lyons on 11th April 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:30

Oxford

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:30

London

This lunchtime seminar analyses the relationship between the distribution of income and the carbon content of household consumption. Household carbon is estimated by linking expenditure data to productive sectors and their carbon intensity derived through input-output analysis. Assuming (conditional) homogeneity in preferences, the research finds that complete income redistribution might have raised household carbon in 2009 by about 2.5%.

Date and Time: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:45 to 14:00

BEIS, London

Dynamic Pattern Synthesis (DPS) is a new mixed method designed by Professor Philip Haynes that seeks to maximise the advantages of Cluster Analysis and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) to search for dynamic patterns in data. Professor Haynes will introduce this CECAN lunchtime seminar at BEIS.

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. 

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