Climate Change

This recent report by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) looks at the potential risk of major economic losses which Britain faces as a result of climate change but which markets and financial decision-makers are failing to take account of.

The research identified three broad reasons for this

1) Climate risks are seen as too distant to be relevant to financial decision-makers, who tend to focus on a short-term timeframe in which climate shocks are seen as unlikely to have a significant, financially material impact.

Eden Solarfair

By SDRN on 14th February 2013
Found in: Case Studies

LOCATION: St Austell, Cornwall

AIM: To demonstrate that renewable energy can be of financial benefit to people who cannot afford to install solar PV panels on their own roofs.


AIM: This is not a discrete initiative but a system-wide approach with a number of elements, some of which are of project status but the aim being to mainstream i.e. embed sustainable development and environmental sustainability in all council business. The case study, written up in more detail by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), focuses especially on the Health and Social Care (HSC) directorate.

STATUS: Ongoing.

Date and Time: 
Friday, July 4, 2008 - 12:00

For many years, the SDRN Annual Sustainable Development Research Conference has remained one of the highlights of the Sustainable Development Research Network calendar. Drawing together an exciting mix of academics, policy-makers and other representatives from business, NGOs and the research community, the 2008 Conference will provide an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of new, cutting-edge sustainable development research and policy issues.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 15:45

For the first time this year, the SDRN Annual Conference concluded with a young researchers poster session and competition, aimed at showcasing the work of early career sustainable development researchers.

The eleven final posters in the ESRC / NERC young researcher poster competition, including the two prize winning posters, are all available to download below.