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Sustainable Scotland Network annual conference

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 09:00 to 17:00

Edinburgh

The conference is an opportunity to discuss with network members, peers, partners and the Scottish Government where public sector action can enable broader and deeper impacts in line with national ambitions, how to initiate and align collaborative action with partners and key stakeholders, what is needed to mobilise strong public sector leadership that delivers action on climate change and sustainability and stimulates purposeful engagement on this pressing agenda across Scotland.

Climate Change Assessment Tool (CCAT)

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

The Climate Change Assessment Tool (CCAT) has been specially devised to assist public sector organisations comply with the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, both in terms of meeting carbon emissions reductions targets and reporting to the Scottish Government.

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Policy and the Anthropocene: The politics of a non-linear world

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

All states, markets, welfare systems, major religions, their justifying ideas and the people that fought to create them came about in a uniquely stable epoch geologists call the Holocene. This era is now over. In its place comes the Anthropocene, the name being used to describe the overwhelmingly negative aggregate impact humans are having on the environment.

Sustainability: can society save itself?

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

University of East Anglia

It’s the question of our generation: is society on the verge of collapse, or might it still save itself from the twin ecological and economic crises of our era?

Join us for a lively panel debate where renowned thinkers and practitioners in sustainability, innovation, and public engagement from across different sectors will outline their views on the opportunities, risks and challenges of delivering sustainability as a panacea to a failing society.

This modelling study, published in Nature Plants, suggests that while climate change could have a serious adverse effect on current coffee-growing areas, a shift of production to uphill areas could increase production fourfold. 

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Why the world needs anthropologists: powering the planet

By Robert Lyons on 1st August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 13:00

The fifth edition of the annual symposium, Why the World Needs Anthropologists, explores how energy professionals and anthropologists can cooperate to design and deploy energy innovations that alter the world for the better.

Sustainability of liquid biofuels

By Robert Lyons on 18th July 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report by the Royal Academy of Engineering suggests that the UK should focus on the use of waste for the production of biofuels rather than crops that might displace food production. The authors argue that ncentives should be given to farmers to increase production of fuel crops like Miscanthus on marginal land and note that even with the greater use of electric vehicles, biofuels will still be needed for aviation and heavy goods.

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The more variable nature of some forms of renewable energy can be balanced by using adequately flexibile measures, such as adaptable fuel generation sources, active demand response (a change in consumer power consumption to match the demand for power with the supply), better storage of power and interconnections; the big challenge is to develop a flexible power system with the adequate resources to ensure a cost-effective integration of renewables.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 17:30 to 21:00

London

More than half of the 7.5 billion people on the planet now live in cities. Air pollution, overburdened infrastructure, biodiversity loss, and climate change currently threaten sustainable urban growth. How can we meet the needs of growing urban populations without sacrificing the natural environment and future sustainability?

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Chatham House Climate Change 2017 conference

By Robert Lyons on 18th July 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 09:30 to Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 13:30

London

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