From growing populations, climate change, environmental risks and increasing dependencies of infrastructure systems, an invited expert panel will debate some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century; and consider how we can create and manage truly sustainable cities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?