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Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 15:45

For the first time this year, the SDRN Annual Conference concluded with a young researchers poster session and competition, aimed at showcasing the work of early career sustainable development researchers.

The eleven final posters in the ESRC / NERC young researcher poster competition, including the two prize winning posters, are all available to download below.

SDRN annual conference 2007 - listen again

By SDRN on 26th September 2007
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Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 11:00

MP3 recordings of all six of sessions from the 2007 SDRN Annual Conference are available to download below.

Plenary Session I

Keynote opening speech



SDRN 2007 annual conference presentations

By SDRN on 26th September 2007
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 11:00

Plenary Session I: Keynote Opening Speech

Implementing sustainable development: progress & challenges
Bill Stow, Defra
▪ Stephen Hale, Green Alliance
Prof. Fred Steward, Brunel University

Parallel Sessions I

2007 annual SDRN conference

By SDRN on 20th September 2007
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Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 09:45 to 16:45

The 2007 Annual SDRN Conference took place on Thursday 20th September at the RSA, London.

Over 150 SDRN members attended the event to listen to a host of speakers discussing sustainable development research and policy. The day began with an opening speech from Bill Scott, Defra's DG Strategy and Evidence and concluded with a lively panel discussion on 'Health and the Environment'. In addition to those attending the Conference, over 200 people listened to proceedings online, thanks to live audio streams via the SDRN website.

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Friday, August 10, 2007 - 11:30
The SDRN Annual Sustainable Development Research Conference is the flagship event in the Sustainable Development Research Network calendar. As always, the 2007 Conference will provide a platform for the presentation and debate of new, cutting-edge sustainable development research, while also highlighting work taking place within SDRN’s new Research into Practice workstreams.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 16:15

Between early 2005 and December 2006 and in conjunction with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, SDRN held a high profile series of evening lectures. Under the title 'Sustainable Development and Quality of Life', the lectures were intended to introduce innovative and challenging thinking from current research to a wider policy audience.

Full Lecture Series Programme

15 February 2005: Citizenship and the Environment: Towards Sustainable Development

Professor Andrew Dobson, Open University

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Monday, December 4, 2006 - 16:00

On December 4th 2006, SDRN and Defra held a joint workshop to review the current theory and practice of material flow analysis (MFA) and its application to policy-making in the areas of sustainable consumption and production.

Under the title 'Measurement methods to inform SCP policy-making: What have we got and what do we need?', the workshop brought together over forty representatives of the MFA community, including academics, policy-makers and representatives from other

SDRN annual conference 2006: presentations

By SDRN on 12th April 2007
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Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:00

Presentations from both the plenary and parallel sessions of the 2006 Annual Sustainable Development Research Conference are available to download below.

Opening Keynote Speech: Research into Policy and Practice
Prof. Howard Dalton, Defra

2006 annual SDRN conference

By SDRN on 29th August 2007
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Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 09:45 to 16:45

The 2006 Annual SDRN Conference returned to the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Savoy Place, London on Thursday 21st September.

18 months on from the publication of the UK's Sustainable Development Strategy Securing the Future, the Conference aimed to: