The Conference took place on Thursday 9th December 2010 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London.
The aim of the conference was to explore the implications of recent changes within government for the development and delivery of sustainable development, and what this means for the research community’s activities and priorities.
Session themes included: sustainable development policy under the new Coalition Government; innovating for a transition to a sustainable economy; digital technologies in research and practice; trade and sustainable development; skills for a green and sustainable economy; and environmental citizenship and pro-environmental behaviour.
Participants included: Will Day (Sustainable Development Commission), Prof. Andy Stirling (SPRU), Jonathan Tillson (Defra), Prof. Frank Geels (University of Sussex), Dr. Robert Gross
(Imperial College London), Keith Smith (BIS), Prof. Fred Steward (Policy Studies Institute), George MacKerron (LSE), Dr. Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL), Dr. Joe Smith (Open University), Dr. Hannah Foreman (RCUK), Dr. Ruth Rettie (Kingston University), Eric Lounsbury (The Carbon Trust), Dr. Ashok Chapagain (WWF), Dr. Henry King (Unilever), Alice Baverstock (Defra), Rachel Muckle (Defra), Tess Gill (Sustainable Development Commission), Tim Balcon (Chief Executive, Energy & Utility Skills), Prof. David Uzzell (University of Surrey), Robert Hayward (Accenture Sustainability Services), Jim Haywood (Business in the Community), Halina Ward (Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development), Prof. Andrew Dobson (Keele University), Rob Crumbie (RecycleBank), and Dr. Gemma Harper (Defra Chief Social Researcher).
The day concluded with an evening networking reception and launch of the new SDRN Rapid Research and Evidence Review 'Successful business and procurement: what lessons for sustainable public procurement can be drawn from successful businesses?' This is available to download on the SDRN website...
The full conference programme may be downloaded here, the conference presentations are available here .