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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

Edinburgh

In vs Out: An Energy Perspective

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

London

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

London

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

Durham

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

London

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. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:30 to 13:00

London

Richard Mellish, deputy director, Home Energy, Department of Energy and Climate Change will be addressing this conference, organised by Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum, which will assess the future direction of policy on energy efficiency for households and options for government following the expected announcement of a successor scheme to the Green Deal in the next few months. 

Natural Capital Investment

By Editor on 20th April 2016
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 17:30 to 21:00

London

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:15

University of Leeds

The City of Glasgow, known historically as ‘Second City of British Empire’, was instrumental to the Industrial Revolution and to the making of a modern economics of capital accounting. By 1945, the Glasgow Corporation owned considerable assets, including extensive energy networks. In 2016, Glasgow City Council is a microcosm of the British economisation of welfare, and the city’s energy suppliers are predominantly trans-national private enterprises. 

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