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: 
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:30 to Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 15:00

University of Surrey

Date and Time: 
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 09:30 to 18:00

11 November 2016, 09.30 - 18.00, Barking, London

Barking Riverside is one of the most ambitious and important new developments in the UK and an NHS England designated Healthy New Towns demonstrator site. We aim to design and deliver interventions which increase healthy life expectancy, reduce health inequalities, and support inclusion and healthy ageing for all those living and working in the locality.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, November 11, 2016 - 15:00

Registration is open for this two-day workshop bringing together expertise from the cognitive science, psychology, climate science and policy-making communities, with the goal of improving accessibility to climate science evidence. Up-to-date understandings on presenting complex scientific information for decision-making, such as data presented in graphs and maps, and through language, will be presented and discussed. Future research goals and opportunities for collaboration will also be explored.

Child in the City Conference 2016

By Editor on 28th September 2016
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 14:00 to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 16:00

Ghent, Belgium

The Child in the City Conference is organised to enable social scientists, researchers, practitioners, politicians and city planners from all over the world to share their thoughts and develop new ideas to meet the needs of children in modern cities.  

This year’s conference themes are:

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 09:30 to Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 17:45

University for the Creative Arts, Epsom

Organised by the Centre for Sustainable Design at UCA as part of the ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences, this conference will provide a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to Circular Economy innovation and design related to products, services, technologies and new business models.  The event will create a unique space for learning, networking and thinking.  Delegates will come globally from large companies and SMEs, as well as academia, government and non-governmental organisations. 

Pathways to 2030: Public Sector Climate Action

By Editor on 12th October 2016
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 09:00 to 18:00


The 2016 Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) Conference is the meeting place for public sector professionals working to improve Scotland’s response to climate change and to promote sustainable development.

Date and Time: 
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00

Dr Vicky Jones, Senior Policy Advisor, Research Policy Team, HEFCE, will be giving a key speech at this seminar on the Research Excellence Framework (REF), organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum.  It has been scheduled to follow the Government-commissioned review of the REF being undertaken by Lord Stern, which is due to report in the summer. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00


Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 17:30 to 19:00


This panel discussion is an introduction to some of the issues examined in the University of Westminster’s new interdisciplinary MA programme, Energy and Environmental Change.


Date and Time: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 17:30 to 19:00

University of Westminster, London

Since the 2000s, the global energy landscape that took shape in the last two decades of the twentieth century has been altered due to major geo-political and geo-economical shifts, growing climate change concerns, the rise of new players in the energy sector and technological breakthroughs. This panel discussion seeks to provide new perspectives on world energy prospects and challenges.