SDRN Events

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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.

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: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

This Autumn, CUSP and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth will be hosting a debate to mark the 40th Anniversary of Fred Hirsch’s ‘The Social Limits to Growth’. The panel discussion will be chaired by Caroline Lucas MP and Prof Tim Jackson, with speakers including Professor Diane Coyle and Professor Donald Hirsch (son of Fred Hirsch).

Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 09:30 to Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 17:00

Oxford

National Sustainable Schools Conference 2017

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

London

The SEEd National Sustainable Schools conference is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘learning for sustainability’. The purpose of the day is to support educators to embed sustainability into their campus, curriculum and community.

Pupils and University/College students of all ages are also welcome at the conference and we actively promote opportunities for intergenerational learning.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00

Manchester

An event organised by the Sustainable Consumption Institute to showcase current research and develop stakeholder dialogue on the topic of meat consumption, non-meat consumption and sustainability. This half-day workshop will bring together academics working on meat-related research with organisations engaged in influencing food consumption to exchange knowledge and generate opportunities for future research

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