SDRN Mailing, 1 February 2017

By Robert Lyons on 15th February 2017
Calls
Events
Research and resources


Calls

1. Call for papers: Sustainable Earth 2017
You are invited to participate in Sustainable Earth 2017 – a global forum for connecting research with action taking place on 29 and 30 June 2017 at Plymouth University. We are inviting papers from the academic community on sustainability research and also organisations interested in highlighting their sustainability related activity and where universities can help in the future. More… 

2. Call for papers: STS Conference Graz 2017
The STS Conference Graz on 8 & 9 May 2017 is the joint Annual Conference of the Institute of Science, Technology and Society Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt|Vienna|Graz (STS), the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS). We invite interested researchers in the areas of science, technology and society studies and sustainability studies to give presentations. The conference provides a forum to discuss on a broad variety of topics in these fields – especially abstracts are encouraged which refer to aspects of the conference themes and sessions. The deadline has been extended to 14 February 2017. More...


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Events

1. EAUC – 2017 Annual Conference – Global Goals: Local Action
28-30 March, Lancaster University
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the worlds ‘to do’ list for the next 13 years. Each of the Global Goals is extraordinarily important, and taken together, present the education sector with a potent agenda of unprecedented scope and significance. The 2017 EAUC Annual Conference theme recognises the critical role universities and colleges across the planet have to play in finding and implementing solutions to climate change and realising the SDGs on a local level within their communities and beyond. More…

2. Symposium on implementing sustainability in the curriculum of universities: teaching approaches, methods, examples and case studies
7 March 2017, Manchester Metropolitan University
Sustainability is seldom systematically embedded in the curriculum. Yet, proper provisions for curricular integration of sustainability issues as part of teaching programmes across universities is an important element towards curriculum greening. Despite the central relevance of this topic, not many events have specifically focused on identifying ways of how better teach about sustainability issues in a university context. The aims of the symposium are to allow teaching staff to present their work, foster the exchange of ideas, discuss methodological approaches and provide networking opportunities for future cooperation. More…nises the critical role universities and colleges across the planet have to play in finding and implementing solutions to climate change and realising the SDGs on a local level within their communities and beyond. More…

3. Envecon 2017: Applied Environmental Economics Conference
3 March 2017, Royal Society, London
Now in its 15th year, this one-day conference brings together environmental economists from public and private sectors, academia and consultancy to share results of recent research and to discuss issues relevant to the practical application of environmental economics in the UK, Europe and elsewhere.  This year, you will hear papers on climate change mitigation and consumer behaviour, handling of different types of risk in decision making, natural capital accounting for local nature partnerships and protected areas, prioritising investments in natural capital, urban rivers, bathing water quality, economic costs of soil degradation and many other topics. More…


4. Applications now open for 2017 CIED Summer School
10-12 July 2017, University of Sussex
The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) Summer School will provide a unique opportunity to highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to hear from leading thinkers in the fields of innovation and energy demand. Researchers will also take part in collaborative learning and participatory activities and meet other research students and early career researchers from around the world. More…


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Research and Resources
 
1. Developing the role of community groups in local climate resilience
The Urban Heat project examined the potential role of the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the development of local climate resilience. The final report provides a snapshot of the UK ‘heatwave planning’ and ‘community resilience’ national, regional and local policy and practice landscapes. The reports also offers a compelling, evidence-based analysis of the untapped potential of the VCS to contribute more fully to local planning and practice in climate resilience and emergency planning. More...

2. The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice
A recent paper looks at the ‘New Urban Agenda’ taking shape as a result of the UN-HABITAT III conference, which enshrined the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) with an exclusively urban focus. SDG 11, as it became known, aims to make cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable through a range of metrics, indicators, and evaluation systems. The paper raises questions around the potential for reductionism in this new agenda, and argues for the reflexive need to be aware of the types of urban space that are potentially side-lined by the new trends in global urban policy. More…

3. Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom: approaches, methods and projects
This new book brings together material from the Symposium on Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom organised by Manchester Metropolitan University, in cooperation with a number of institutions of higher education active in this field, from across the country. The event involved researchers in the field of sustainable development in the widest sense, from business and economics, to arts and fashion, administration, environment, languages and media studies. More…

4. Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016
This report is an indicator-based assessment of past and projected climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and society. It also looks at society’s vulnerability to these impacts and at the development of adaptation policies and the underlying knowledge base. More…

5. Natural Capital Committee’s fourth state of natural capital report
This report sets out the work done by the committee, an independent advisory to government, since March 2016. It also makes a series of recommendations to government on developing the 25 year environment plan. More…