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Brexit and the environment: An opportunity or a threat?

By Robert Lyons on 25th April 2017
Found in: Events
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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

Sheffield

The EU has championed environmental causes, but it hasn't been perfect. Does increased sovereignty post-Brexit create a threat or an opportunity, and how could it help us achieve environmental goals? Join politicians, policy-makers and EU law experts to discuss whether the UK environment will be better off after Brexit. Part of Sheffield's Festival of Debate.

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Date and Time: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:45

London

Professor Frans Berkhout will deliver the Annual MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health Guest Lecture 2017. Planetary Health, defined as ‘…the health of human civilisation and the state of the natural systems on which it depends’ seeks to integrate health and environment research and policy at a fundamental level. The talk will set out the Planetary Health concept and discuss some key challenges for research and policy which emerge.

Climate Change in the Media: The greatest story never told?

By Robert Lyons on 25th April 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 18:00

Kings College London

Climate change has been labelled ‘one of the greatest challenges facing humanity', and at the same time the mainstream media consider it a ‘difficult story'. What is going wrong, and who is responsible? Professor Joe Smith will draw on twenty years of experience of research and practical projects at the join between media decision-making and environmental research and policy to sketch out some answers.

SDRN Mailing, 12 April 2017

By Robert Lyons on 12th April 2017
Found in: News

This study notes that under current carbon-emission rates, this temperature rise will occur around the middle of this century, with damaging effects on coastal businesses and ecosystems, while also triggering major human migration from low-lying areas. Global sea-level rise will not be uniform, and will differ for different points of the globe.

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Citizen science - the involvement of volunteers in data collection, analysis and interpretation - simultaneously supports research and public engagement with science, and its profile is rapidly rising. This systematic assessment of environmental and ecological citizen science projects found that they take a wide variety of forms and are increasing in number thanks to the availability of smartphones and online databases.

What impact can hydrogen and fuel cell technologies have in addressing the energy trilemma: energy security, energy cost, and CO2 emissions?

The H2FC SUPERGEN commissioned four evidence-based White Papers to inform key stakeholders, especially policy makers, of the roles and potential benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in addressing:

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:30

London

This lunchtime seminar analyses the relationship between the distribution of income and the carbon content of household consumption. Household carbon is estimated by linking expenditure data to productive sectors and their carbon intensity derived through input-output analysis. Assuming (conditional) homogeneity in preferences, the research finds that complete income redistribution might have raised household carbon in 2009 by about 2.5%.

Environmental Policy in the Trump Era

By Robert Lyons on 11th April 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:30

Oxford

Urban greenspace – space for nature and people?

By Robert Lyons on 11th April 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 16:30 to 19:30

London

This first joint BES Scottish Policy Group and ESCom Scotland event will discuss whether urban greenspace in Scotland is meeting our social, economic and biodiversity needs. Are the provision and management of greenspace on track to contribute to the delivery of our Biodiversity 2020 priority aims?

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