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.

Health Impact Assessment training course

By Editor on 6th April 2016
Date and Time: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, June 17, 2016 - 17:00

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is offering a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) course on the potential impacts on population health and wellbeing of policies, plans (local, neighbourhood, master, regeneration, air quality, transport, etc), programmes, projects (including development proposals with 2017 in mind for Europe), both now and into the future.

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:15

University of Leeds

Mark Reed, professor of socio-technical innovation at Newcastle University and Lindsay Stringer, professor in environment and development at the University of Leeds, will be presenting the latest seminar in the Sustainability Seminar series, hosted by the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds. 

Learning Partnerships for Sustainability

By Editor on 9th March 2016
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 09:30 to 16:00

University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham

The theme of this Learning for Sustainable Futures annual event is learning partnerships for sustainability – with projects engaged in cross-faculty collaborations, university-community links, staff-student partnerships and research-teaching connections.  The range of subject areas includes criminology, journalism, commercial interior designs, events management and photography, as well as inter-disciplinary initiatives. 

European Sustainable Development Week

By Editor on 10th February 2016
Date and Time: 
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 09:00 to Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 21:00

The European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) is an initiative to facilitate the organization of activities that promote sustainable development and make these efforts visible on a common platform.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00


In vs Out: An Energy Perspective

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 16:30 to 18:30


In this panel discussion, experts and policy-makers will consider the implications for the UK’s energy system of either staying in or leaving the EU. At a time when the European Commission is developing proposals for the Energy Union, has the EU got the balance right on the energy trilemma in the first place?  And what might the threats be to that balance of a vote either way?  Even if the UK votes to remain, what kind of Europe do we want? 

The Nature of Prosperity

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Date and Time: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 14:30 to 18:30


Date and Time: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 18:00 to 19:30


The question for this public debate, organised by Durham Energy Institute and the Durham Miners Association, needs to be addressed in the light of two recent, related and potentially contradictory events. 

The first is the plummeting price and increased availability of oil, which is linked to parallel decreases in gas prices.  The second is the negotiation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on the abatement of climate change by limiting average global temperature rise to 1.5°C, a goal which will require zero emissions to be achieved sometime between 2030 and 2050. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 19:00 to 20:30

Newcastle upon Tyne

As the world’s population rises above seven billion, the problem of food security is of increasing concern. Since the majority of the population is concentrated in cities, what new opportunities exist for finding ways to grow and produce food locally?

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:30 to 12:00


In advance of the UNEA2 in Nairobi in May, where ministers from around the world will be gathering to review the environmental components of the Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030, this event, organised by Stakeholder Forum, is an opportunity to hear briefings on the preparations and input into the priorities and key themes.