SDRN Events

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Sustainability: can society save itself?

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

University of East Anglia

It’s the question of our generation: is society on the verge of collapse, or might it still save itself from the twin ecological and economic crises of our era?

Join us for a lively panel debate where renowned thinkers and practitioners in sustainability, innovation, and public engagement from across different sectors will outline their views on the opportunities, risks and challenges of delivering sustainability as a panacea to a failing society.

Scottish Shared Transport Conference

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 09:30 to 15:30

In partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Carplus Bikeplus Scottish Shared Transport Conference will bring together expert speakers to explore Scotland's shared transport landscape, and discuss the innovative approaches being considered to encourage a future with improved shared mobility at its core.

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Rethinking Growth: Toward the Well-being Economy

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

Cardiff

Following the launch of their Discussion Paper, Rethinking Growth: Toward the Well-being Economy, Dr Mark Lang and Professor Terry Marsden will deliver an evening seminar that seeks to consider the impact of growth on economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainability.

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Sustainability - Where are we now?

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 09:00 to 13:00

London

This RIBA Journal event at The Building Centre aims to reappraise the concept of sustainability, discuss what sustainability means now, debate whether current regulations are outdated and ponder what, if anything, is now driving the green policy agenda in the built environment.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:45 to 14:00

London

Health policy is complex, arguably becoming more so. What have been termed ‘wicked issues’ are a central feature of health policy where there are often no simple or single solutions, if any at all. This talk by Professor David Hunter of Durham University will be illustrated with examples from the Centre of Public Policy and Health’s research programme. More…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

All states, markets, welfare systems, major religions, their justifying ideas and the people that fought to create them came about in a uniquely stable epoch geologists call the Holocene. This era is now over. In its place comes the Anthropocene, the name being used to describe the overwhelmingly negative aggregate impact humans are having on the environment.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

London

Bright Blue welcomes Tom Burke, chairman and founding director of the environmental think tank E3G and Tom Pickering, director of INEOS Upstream including the INEOS Shale business, which currently holds the largest number of fracking licences on the UK mainland.

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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. 

Seventh International Symposium on Energy

By Robert Lyons on 27th March 2017
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Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 17:30 to Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 17:00

Manchester

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 17:30 to 21:00

London

More than half of the 7.5 billion people on the planet now live in cities. Air pollution, overburdened infrastructure, biodiversity loss, and climate change currently threaten sustainable urban growth. How can we meet the needs of growing urban populations without sacrificing the natural environment and future sustainability?

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