SDRN Events

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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

London

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). 

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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.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30

Bristol

With support from ICE, RICS, RIBA and CIOB

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.

Talking Climate in Texas — And Living to Tell the Tale

By Robert Lyons on 1st November 2017
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.

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.

Sustaining Our Environment

By Robert Lyons on 1st November 2017
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. 

World Development Within Planetary Boundaries

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

The Centre for Environment & Sustainability (CES) and the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) are delighted to invite you to join us at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK for the CES Annual Roland Clift Lecture which is presented this year by Professor Johan Rockström of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. 

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