The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its first annual national subjective well-being results in July 2012, revealing its initial findings from four new questions included in the 2011-2012 Integrated Household Survey devised to help measure national subjective well-being.
With the relevance of well-being to the sustainability agenda, SDRN hosted an evening seminar in central London on 25 September 2012 to examine the results and to explore how this new understanding of national subjective well-being might be used to inform the policy-making process. Presentations were followed by a Q&A and discussion session with an audience of sustainability professionals, and the evening ended with drinks and networking.
There was no Annual Conference in 2011 as funding for the new phase of the Network was confirmed too late to allow sufficient time for conference organisation. However, an evening event was held in December 2011 to mark the launch of the new phase of the Network.
Monday, March 28, 2011 - 17:30 to Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 17:30
Research funders and users are increasingly looking to fund collaborative, action-based research that brings together academics and research teams with local authorities, community groups and other stakeholders, in order to improve the social impact of research and gain a greater understanding of the effectiveness of policies and interventions in practice.
In this evening lecture, Professor Peter Lillford CBE (York University) will discuss issues influencing “Food Security”, with special reference to the technologies necessary to ameliorate potential food crises. He will discuss the issues around a sustainable food supply: alternatives to the current food systems are not wholly compatible with our existing supply chains, and it seems likely that new market forces and manufacturing systems will be as important as our primary agricultural supply.
The Conference took place on Thursday 9th December 2010 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London.
The aim of the conference was to explore the implications of recent changes within government for the development and delivery of sustainable development, and what this means for the research community’s activities and priorities.