SDRN Events

Find details about upcoming and past events relevant to sustainability research and policy here. Use the left sidebar to explore events by theme.
Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30


There is now ample and robust evidence that green infrastructure is good for people’s health. How can we plan, design and manage green spaces to maximise their value to people’s health and wellbeing? How can we improve the health and wellbeing value of existing green spaces? What do we know – and what do we still need to research?

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

The ITRC-MISTRAL research programme has arrived at a critical milestone in the development of infrastructure systems analysis. During its first five years, ITRC developed NISMOD, the UK’s first National Infrastructure Systems MODel, integrating energy, transport, digital, water and waste systems analysis.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30


This one-day seminar, organised by the Outdoor Recreation Network, will look at the changing nature of monitoring participation in outdoor recreation. It is aimed at researchers, analysts, academics and policy makers from across the Outdoor Recreation Sector.

The seminar will cover three main themes

  • Changes to national policy and strategy – and how that influences ‘what’ we want to monitor (for example measuring levels of physical activity or economic expenditure).

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

LowCVP’s 2018 "Moving North" Conference is held in association with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the Northern Automotive Alliance and Transport for Greater Manchester. It is supported by Manchester Metropolitan University.

The event, opening with a keynote address by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will focus on the challenge of cutting carbon emissions and air pollution and seizing the business opportunities for automotive and fuel supply companies in the Northern Powerhouse that are being stimulated by the low carbon shift.

Debating Nature's Value Conference 2018

By Robert Lyons on 19th March 2018
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:30

The final event of the DNV network brings everyone together in Cambridge for a one-day conference, to coincide with a private view of the curated art exhibition featuring a commissioned work from local artist, Rosanna Greaves.

Keynote speakers confirmed include Craig Bennet, CEO of Friends of the Earth and Tony Juniper, Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF.


The Security of UK Energy Futures

By Robert Lyons on 19th March 2018
Date and Time: 
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 16:30 to 19:00


Ensuring energy security is a central goal of energy policy in most countries. The UK is no exception.

This event will present the findings of our latest research into the how the increasingly rapid changes in the energy sector may impact future UK energy security.

Through the assessment of new energy scenarios, 'The Security of UK Energy Futures' considers how energy security in the UK could change up to 2050.

Date and Time: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

A solution-oriented day exploring how to achieve a carbon-free Scotland. Speakers include leading figures from the transport and energy sectors like Paul Jordan (Energy Systems Catapult), Gavin Templeton (Green Investment Bank), Jeremy Oppenheim (SystemIQ) and Claire Mack (Scottish Renewables). 


envecon 2018

By Robert Lyons on 7th February 2018
Date and Time: 
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 08:45 to 19:30

The Royal Society, London

Climate change impacts on the historic environment

By Robert Lyons on 21st February 2018
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

This one day seminar will bring together heritage organisations from across the UK to showcase work being undertaken to identify and quantify risks from climate change, and to share best practice. 

This event will have particular relevance for practitioners or organisations who are looking to better understand the risk climate change poses to their own estate or property, or to the wider historic environment.

Natural Capital Investment

By Robert Lyons on 1st August 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
A major conference on a new frontier for green finance in the UK
The Natural Capital Investment Conference 2018, organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, will be a unique opportunity to turn our understanding of the value of the UK's natural environment into investable projects that deliver returns for investors and benefit society.

Whether you manage land or water, have a business interest in natural resources or are a prospective investor, this day could change the way you work.