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: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:45 to 14:00


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations in 2015 puts follow-up and review processes at the heart of global and national efforts to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It says the follow-up and review processes will be informed by country-led evaluations and data which is high-quality, accessible, timely and reliable.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

This one day conference will present the latest thinking on how natural capital accounting is seen, in some quarters at least, as the way forward for effective biodiversity conservation policy and delivery. Speakers will include government advisers, economists, NGOs, local authority representatives and businesses who will each examine the natural capital approach from their perspective and describe its potential to help address the environmental challenges we face. 

Improving Access to Greenspace

By Editor on 18th May 2016
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:45 to 17:00

This event, organised by Holyrood in conjunction with greenspace scotland, will explore the opportunities and challenges for meeting the objectives of the new 'Improve access to local greenspace' National Indicator – part of the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 15:00 to 17:00

The event will explore the role that DECC’s Global Calculator can have in modelling realistic pathways to meet international commitments on temperature increases. The Global Calculator is an open-source model of the world’s energy, land and food systems that allows you to design your own version of the future up to 2050 and see the implications for the climate. The event is being held in Committee Room 10, Palace of Westminster.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00

This free webinar will focus on the i-Tree Eco software, a tool that analyses the benefits of tree cover in the built environment. The tool provides data on the structure and composition of the urban trees and estimates the ecosystem services that they provide in towns and cities. It was recently used by Torbay Council where the tool calculated that carbon storage by Torbay's trees was worth £1.5m, and their pollutant removal was worth £1.3m. The tool also analyses how much rain water is intercepted by trees in urban areas.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 14:00 to 17:00

London, UK

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 10:00 to Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 17:00

Brussels, Belgium

Date and Time: 
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 14:00 to 18:00

OECD, Paris, France

SDRN Annual Conference

By Bridget Elliott on 31st January 2014
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 09:15 to 17:30
Presentations from the SDRN Annual Conference held 28th January 2014 now available.
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:00

LSE Campus, Central London