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Understanding the Good Life: a discussion of current CUSP research

By Robert Lyons on 1st November 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00

London

At the heart of any form of prosperity lie the desires, aspirations, needs and capabilities of ordinary people, which help to inform ideas of what constitutes a good life. Yet it is clear that visions of a good life, and good work are also shaped by aspects of locality, and along lines of social difference. Exploring diverse visions of the good life, and how these vary within different contexts, settings and at different points of the lifecourse, underpins our work within CUSP – the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:45 to 14:00

London

You are warmly invited to participate in a CECAN Seminar with Dr Dorothy Lucks, Director of Sustainable Development Facilitation (SDF Global Pty Ltd)

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.

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.

SDRN Mailing, 18 October 2017

By Robert Lyons on 18th October 2017
Found in: News

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?

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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Smart cities: towards a new citizenship regime?

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

Smart city policies and discourses have been criticised for being too technology-oriented, with not enough focus on citizenship. This research article, published in the Journal of Urban Technology (open access), analyses the role of the citizen as propagated in the new smart city standards of the British Standards Institution (BSI). It finds that while there is a strong emphasis on citizens as actors in smart city initiatives, the way their role is envisioned carries some shortcomings and contradictions.

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