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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, July 28, 2017 - 17:00

Newcastle

This conference offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on engineering and our Environment. The formation of lasting productive partnerships between the participants is also an objective of this conference. This research conference is open to all in the research and scientific community.

One year on: what Brexit means for our environment

By Robert Lyons on 21st June 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:30

Belfast

This study, based on a one-year field trial of a solar power installation in India, found that despite substantial increases in access to electricity there was no systematic evidence for changes in savings, spending, business creation, time spent working or studying, or other broader indicators of socioeconomic development.

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A recent report by the International Council for Science examines the interactions between the various goals and targets, determining to what extent they reinforce or conflict with each other. It provides a blueprint to help countries implement and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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This briefing sets out why the scale of the air pollution problem in the UK requires a bolder and more holistic approach, which involves moving away from diesel vehicles (in favour of petrol and, ultimately, hybrid and electric alternatives), as well as a shift from private car ownership to car sharing schemes, public transport, walking and cycling. Not only could these shifts save thousands of lives, they could also drive improvements in two of the government’s other transport objectives: a reduction in congestion, and a reduction in road-based CO2 emissions.

Two-thirds of cities experiencing relative economic decline face above average flood disadvantage according to new research by Sayers and Partners for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report highlights how floods interact with social vulnerability across the UK to create flood disadvantage, an issue which will be exacerbated by climate change.

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A greener gas grid: what are the options?

By Robert Lyons on 21st June 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 16:30 to 19:30

Imperial College London

There are an estimated 2.8 million km of gas transport pipelines globally supplying energy for heating and cooking. This event launches a comprehensive report that evaluates the overall potential for decarbonising the gas network, including the use of biomethane and hydrogen in existing gas infrastructure. The authors have examined the options for creating low carbon gas networks, exploring the technical issues, as well as the decarbonisation potential and costs associated with each option.

New MSc in Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing

By Robert Lyons on 21st June 2017
Found in: Calls

Applications are invited for this new course delivered by e-learning from the University of Central Lancashire recruiting now for a September start. This course has been directly tailored to address the urgent need to confront sustainability issues related to health, wellbeing and healthcare provision. Delivery is via e-learning with live interactive sessions, so that study can be undertaken entirely from home.

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Natural England, which advises the government on the natural environment in England, is seeking new members for its Science Advisory Committee (NESAC). The committee advises on and scrutinises Natural England's science and evidence work. Natural England welcome applications from individuals with a proven track record in an area relevant to its work.

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This report by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) presents both evidence and recommendations for European policy development on sustainable healthy diets. Starting with an overview of the health and environmental consequences of dietary habits, the report moves on to present an analysis of individual and societal costs and benefits of implementing sustainable healthy diets, and a list of the European actors and institutions working on this issue. 

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