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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 09:30 to 17:30

London

Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting this event which is aimed at supporting collaboration across the UK and Europe. It will promote funding opportunities available for food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy through Horizon 2020, the EU's largest research and innovation funding programme, with over €1 billion earmarked for calls in 2018-2020.

Sustainable Models: From Sharing to Circular Economy

By Robert Lyons on 20th September 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

London

Architecture and design, as much as any other discipline within the creative industries and beyond, is affected by new economic models – from the sharing or gig economy to the circular economy. Different economic models can often bring about a new approach to delivering projects, as well as opportunities for innovation and growth. This talk will examine how architecture can explore new economic models as well as shape alternative economic frameworks that will help deliver better, more efficient and innovative design projects.

INHERIT baseline report

By Robert Lyons on 20th September 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

In this report, the INHERIT team explores the opportunities for change across Europe which can facilitate progress towards triple-win scenarios. The report investigates the links between behaviour, environmental sustainability, health and health equity for three inter-related sectors: living (green space, housing), moving (active transport) and consuming (food).

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This paper in the Journal of Cleaner Production examines claims that buying 'local food' provides ecological, health and socio-economic benefits. A selection of 14 local and global food products in four sectors within four European countries. The paper finds that 'global foods' presented substantial advantages in terms of climate change mitigation and affordability to consumers.

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6th Annual Oxford Energy Day: Energy in growing economies

By Robert Lyons on 20th September 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:00 to 19:00

Oxford

Energy use in non-OECD countries is expected to increase by some 50 per cent from 2015 to 2035. How this increase is achieved, and whether it can be sustainably accelerated, is not only of interest for OECD countries, but also for the rest of the world, both because of climate change and the possibility of developing new forms of energy infrastructure.

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Development & Climate Days 2017

By Robert Lyons on 20th September 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 09:00 to Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 17:00

Bonn

Development and Climate Days (D&C Days) is an annual event for people attending the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The gathering brings together practitioners, negotiators, scientists and policymakers to explore key issues, share best practice, disseminate news, literature and reports, and promote links between development and climate. Attendance is free and open to everyone attending COP23 in Bonn.

SDRN Mailing, 30 August 2017

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
Found in: News

A new report by the International Institute for Environment and Development examines the impact of the palm oil industry, which has contributed significantly to the economic development of Indonesia and Malaysia, but has also caused widespread deforestation of ecosystems renowned for their biodiversity, as well as conflicts with indigenous peoples.

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Study finds deforestation in Latin America, insular South-East Asia (which include Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Timor Leste) and Madagascar derived low agricultural benefits and high environmental costs.

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Sustainable Mobility through Fuel Cells and H2

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

In 2050, 113million fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) could save up to 68 million tonnes of fuel and almost 200 million tonnes of carbon emissions. As such, they could make a significant contribution to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector. That is the conclusion reached in a study produced by Shell and the Wuppertal Institute jointly and which now has been translated into English.

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