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This paper presents the findings of a food systems model that considers how specific agronomic characteristics of organic agriculture could be harnessed so as to enable it to play a greater role in sustainable food systems.

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BEIS invites UK experts to express their interest in serving on the Editorial Board of the Emission Factor Database (EFDB) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The deadline for applications is 20 December 2017.

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00

The UK has experienced repeated severe flooding in recent years, which has raised the profile of Natural Flood Management (NFM) creating a prominent discussion of the benefits of working more closely with natural processes to help reduce flood risk and complement more traditional engineering responses, aiming to manage and reduce flood risk in a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way.

Sustaining Our Environment

By Robert Lyons on 1st November 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30

London

Chaired by Lawrence Pollard of the BBC World Service

CanonburyReflects will consider how we could or should sustain our environment. 

London politicians address air pollution as changes to the power sector reduce the UK's reliance on fossil fuels. Meanwhile the US government plans withdrawal from the Paris climate accords. We consider the degree of adaptation we should or will need to make, internationally, nationally and locally, with the help of 3 speakers from a range of backgrounds and positions. 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

London

Professor Ian Gough, Visiting Professor, Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, and Associate, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, presents his new book, which builds an essential bridge between climate change and social policy.

Talking Climate in Texas — And Living to Tell the Tale

By Robert Lyons on 1st November 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

Oxford

Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist and a Christian based in Texas and has pioneered a way of talking about climate change that truly engages people as human beings and reaches even the most resistant of audiences.

This new paper by FCRN member Elin Röös , the FCRN’s Tara Garnett and colleagues explores the following questions: What would be the implications, for land use and greenhouse gas emissions, if our global population moved away from eating beef and other ruminant meats and switched mostly to chicken? What if we all went vegan? What if all our meat demand were met by artificial meat?

World Development Within Planetary Boundaries

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

The Centre for Environment & Sustainability (CES) and the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) are delighted to invite you to join us at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK for the CES Annual Roland Clift Lecture which is presented this year by Professor Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. 

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This report by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency finds that total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continued to increase in 2016, by about 0.5 per cent, reaching 49.3 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalent.

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A new report by the Overseas Development Institute and Climate Action Network finds that from 2014 to 2016, EU governments provided 997 fossil fuel subsidies, provided through fiscal support, public finance and investment by state-owned enterprises (SOEs). In total, 11 European countries and the EU provided at least €112 billion in subsidies per year.

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