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: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:30

University of Surrey, Guildford

Resource efficiency is one of the major challenges facing our society in the 21st century. In order to increase the resource efficiency of our industrial system, we need to move from a linear to a circular economy. A circular economy is an economic and industrial system based on the reuse of products and raw materials and the restorative capacity of natural resources. 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00

Newcastle University London

This workshop, organised by Newcastle University London and the British Academy of Management (BAM) Sustainable and Responsible Business SIG, aims to discuss impact activities arising from business sustainability research in business schools, exploring avenues for engagement using online platforms, examining successful collaborations between business schools and non-academic users, discussing non-academic engagements in the EU context and exploring opportunities and challenges of putting together REF impact case studies. 

Date and Time: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00


The Global Sustainability Institute’s (GSI) Balance Network and the Communications and IT Policy panels of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) are hosting this symposium which will look at new ways of understanding and exploring ‘work-life balance’ (WLB) in the digital age. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 13:30 to Friday, June 24, 2016 - 16:30

Plymouth University

Sustainable Earth 2016 is an event for researchers, businesses, community groups and individuals to come together for two days of inspirational speakers, networking opportunities and creative workshops designed to spark and encourage collaborations for a sustainable Earth. 

Date and Time: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 18:00 to Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 17:00

20 June (evening arrival); training 21 – 23 June 2016, Kent

When it comes to the environment, integrated thinking and wide agreement are crucial.  To achieve this, key stakeholders need to be involved in agreeing plans, policies or practice, whether at a strategic or local level or even within organisations. 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 18:00 to 19:00


For the first time, the number of people living in cities has surpassed those living in rural areas. With such rapid increases in urbanisation globally, the complex challenge of how we support growing urban populations, ensure adequate supporting infrastructure and develop resilience against changing climates and environmental risks, has arisen. 

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.