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.

Learning lessons from practical policy evaluation

By Robert Lyons on 22nd May 2017
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:45 to 14:00

London

Smart Sustainable Cities 2017 – Viable Solutions

By Robert Lyons on 14th March 2017
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:00 to 18:30

Utrecht

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

Edinburgh

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:30

Edinburgh

Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRiED) and RSPB Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Food Coalition, are hosting this talk by Professor Tim Benton, Dean of Strategic Research Initiatives at the University of Leeds and former “Champion” of the UK’s Global Food Security programme, on the impacts of our food system on the environment.

European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2017

By Robert Lyons on 27th March 2017
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 09:00 to Monday, June 5, 2017 - 18:00

The ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are currently 393 initiatives included across 11 different countries, and applications to take part are welcomed.

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Priorities for developing energy efficiency in Scotland

By Robert Lyons on 6th December 2016
Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

Central Edinburgh

This seminar discusses next steps for improving energy efficiency in Scotland.

The agenda includes a keynote contribution from Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, The Scottish Government. 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 18:00

Kings College London

Climate change has been labelled ‘one of the greatest challenges facing humanity', and at the same time the mainstream media consider it a ‘difficult story'. What is going wrong, and who is responsible? Professor Joe Smith will draw on twenty years of experience of research and practical projects at the join between media decision-making and environmental research and policy to sketch out some answers.

Date and Time: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

Sheffield

The EU has championed environmental causes, but it hasn't been perfect. Does increased sovereignty post-Brexit create a threat or an opportunity, and how could it help us achieve environmental goals? Join politicians, policy-makers and EU law experts to discuss whether the UK environment will be better off after Brexit. Part of Sheffield's Festival of Debate.

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Urban greenspace – space for nature and people?

By Robert Lyons on 11th April 2017
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 16:30 to 19:30

London

This first joint BES Scottish Policy Group and ESCom Scotland event will discuss whether urban greenspace in Scotland is meeting our social, economic and biodiversity needs. Are the provision and management of greenspace on track to contribute to the delivery of our Biodiversity 2020 priority aims?

Date and Time: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:45

London

Professor Frans Berkhout will deliver the Annual MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health Guest Lecture 2017. Planetary Health, defined as ‘…the health of human civilisation and the state of the natural systems on which it depends’ seeks to integrate health and environment research and policy at a fundamental level. The talk will set out the Planetary Health concept and discuss some key challenges for research and policy which emerge.

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