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, September 23, 2016 - 11:00 to 16:00

London

This is event is the closing workshop of a project jointly carried out by Kingston University and the Permaculture Association, an ongoing collaboration involving research and engagement activity.  

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00

Edinburgh

ClimateXChange and the University of Edinburgh are hosting this interdisciplinary event to bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to take stock of the current state of practice and knowledge of local energy systems in the UK, and look forward to the key challenges and opportunities for the future.

The event will address the following three questions:

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 16:00

Oxford

Innovation and disruption are characteristics of current energy industries and markets, nationally and globally. Every part of the energy sector is experiencing rapid change and high rates of innovation, with some examples of managed transitions, but often with disruptive transformation driven by external factors. 

Date and Time: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:30

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham 

The PLATE seminar offers you the opportunity to find out about the latest developments in product lifetime policy and practice, planned obsolescence, reuse and repair set within the policy and civil contexts of the UK and EU.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00

London

Professor the Lord Krebs, Chair, Adaptation Sub-Committee, Committee on Climate Change and Professor Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser, Defra, are key speakers at this seminar which will consider policy priorities for climate change adaptation and planning for the upcoming UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (January 2017). 

Date and Time: 
Monday, September 5, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00

The focus of this seminar is the future prospects for airport expansion in the South East, and what next for Heathrow and Gatwick airports.  The discussion will include:

Radical Technology Revisited

By Editor on 17th August 2016
Date and Time: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 09:30 to 17:00

Bristol

Is Progress an illusion?  Is Technology the problem or the solution? What are the practical alternatives?  Such questions were asked 40 years ago in the pioneering book, Radical Technology. This conference will ask them again with even more urgency.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 11:00 to Friday, September 2, 2016 - 13:15

Ålesund, Norway

Circular Ocean’s first conference aims to bring together key stakeholders who are involved in striving towards a more circular economy in relation to fishing nets and ropes particularly. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, September 2, 2016 - 15:00

1 -2 September 2016, Manchester

This Symposium, organised by Manchester Metropolitan University and HAW Hamburg, under the auspices of the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP), will focus on the role of higher education institutions in addressing mitigation and adaptation challenges of climate change.

Date and Time: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 11:00 to 17:00

Oxford 

Migration has been portrayed as a contemporary European crisis and a crisis of the EU, but migration has been a key feature of Europe for thousands of years. Climate scientists and economists warned that this would accelerate as global warming starts to erode crops and habitats,  with sea-level rise diminishing available land and desertification driving change, e.g. in Syria.

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