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RTPI South West Seminar: Can you swim? Planning and Climate Change

By Robert Lyons on 7th February 2018
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30

Bristol

With support from ICE, RICS, RIBA and CIOB

This new book by Bill Scott (University of Bath) and Paul Vare (University of Gloucestershire) comprises 55 brief chapters that identify the main sustainability issues and challenges we now face, explain the ideas that underpin them and their inter-connection, and discuss a range of strategies through which they might be addressed and possibly resolved.

This article for Green Alliance by the co-chairs of the ESRC funded Brexit & Environment network notes that while there has been much focus on implementation of a Brexit agreement, three areas are cause for concern after the UK leaves the EU: new policy-making, long-term direction and evaluation.

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The Alliance for Useful Evidence is delighted to publish the translation of the recent French scoping of evidence intermediaries by Agence nouvelle des solidarités actives and partners: 'British What Works Centres: what lessons for evidence-based policy in France?'

This new report from IPPR notes that the British economy is at a critical juncture. Its future success depends on overcoming two major, interrelated problems – long-term structural weaknesses in investment, productivity and trade, and the need to decarbonise. The report examines how the north of England can meet these challenges.

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This research maps energy initiatives across all UK Local Authorities for the first time, revealing considerable regional and national variation in activity. The research also examines a sample of energy projects in depth from 40 local authorities and compares local authority engagement in Britain and Europe. More...

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

Glasgow

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. 

Brexit and the Future of UK Climate/Environmental Policy

By Robert Lyons on 31st October 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

Leeds

How will Brexit affect efforts to tackle climate change, in the UK and abroad? What will it mean for policy, law and the wider environment, and what does the future hold for citizens?

Join us for a lively public debate to explore the implications and assess what needs to be done. We're bringing together a panel of diverse experts to clarify the picture and answer your questions.

This free event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, promises much food for thought and a great networking opportunity.
All are welcome and a bar is available.

Clean Growth Strategy

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

BEIS has launched the new strategy, which sets out our proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy through the 2020s. It explains how the whole country can benefit from low carbon opportunities, while meeting national and international commitments to tackle climate change.

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