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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.
Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

This seminar discusses progress and next steps for waste management, recycling and the circular economy in the UK.

With the pending waste and resource efficiency report by the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, and with waste infrastructure forming part of the NIC’s 2018 National Infrastructure Assessment, this seminar will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders to consider the policy priorities, and additional approaches that can be adopted, to better manage waste production in the UK.

Development & Climate Days 2017

By Robert Lyons on 20th September 2017
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.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00

The UK has experienced repeated severe flooding in recent years, which has raised the profile of Natural Flood Management (NFM) creating a prominent discussion of the benefits of working more closely with natural processes to help reduce flood risk and complement more traditional engineering responses, aiming to manage and reduce flood risk in a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

With the UK set to miss its 2020 renewable targets, and following the recent private acquisition of the GIG and the Green Deal Finance Company, delegates will consider opportunities for attracting further private investment in green projects.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 18:30 to 22:00

Environmental professionals and policy-makers may sometimes feel like the financial sector is undermining their efforts.

In the 2017 Burntwood Lecture, Dr Bevis Watts, Managing Director of Triodos Bank UK, will put forward the thesis that the UK's current financial systems holds the potential, through adaptation, to be a catalyst for a sustainable future.

Bevis will also reflect on his unusual and inspirational career trajectory: how did an environmental professional come to lead a financial institution? 

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

Glasgow

Energy use in the built environment

By Robert Lyons on 15th November 2017
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

Cardiff

Energy use in housing in the UK accounts for 27 per cent of carbon emissions. Therefore improving energy efficiency and using renewable energy in housing stock presents a great opportunity to contribute towards the 2050 target of an 80 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

UK Farming and the Environment Post-Brexit

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

Taking place in the context of confidence levels and investment falling among farmers and six months on from the publication of the House of Lords Energy and Environment Sub-Committee report which investigated the implications of Brexit for UK agriculture and food, this forum will provide delegates with a timely opportunity to discuss and debate future priorities for the UK Agriculture sector and ensuring farming communities receive the support they need to thrive in a post-Brexit world.

Future of Farming Support in a Post-CAP Age

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.

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