SDRN debate, launch and reception

By SDRN on 24th November 2011
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 18:00 to 21:00

SDRN debate, launch and reception:

Sustainable development and economic growth - challenges for research and evidence

6.00 for 6.30pm start, Tuesday 13th December 2011, Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG.

We would like to invite you to a high-level debate on the research challenges of delivering a green economy. The event will take place on Tuesday 13th December and is being held to mark the launch of a new phase of SDRN that will see the Defra-funded Network run until July 2014.

*** Update, 24 January 2012: an audio recording of the debate is now available

Speakers will include:

    • Dimitri Zenghelis, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute; Chief Economist at Cisco Climate Change Practice; and Associate Fellow at Chatham House. Dimitri's previous roles include being Head of the Stern Review Team and Head of Economic Forecasting at HM Treasury;
    • Andrew Raingold, Executive Director of The Aldersgate Group and author of 'Greening the Economy: A strategy for growth, jobs and success';
    • Dr. Gemma Harper, Defra’s Chief Social Researcher;
    • Prof. Roland Clift, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Technology and founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey. Roland is the outgoing Chair of the SDRN Advisory Committee, a role he has held since 2006.

The event will be chaired by the newly-appointed, but as yet unannounced, Chair of the SDRN Advisory Committee. The debate will be followed by a Networking reception to which all are welcome.

In this new phase of the Network, SDRN will be embarking on an ambitious programme of research translation, dissemination and communication activity. This will include rapid reviews of existing research evidence relevant to the Government’s evolving sustainable development policies, expert support to help achieve the mainstreaming of sustainable development across government, an ongoing series of workshops and seminars, and the highly-rated Annual Conference. SDRN will also be seeking to work more closely with the Devolved Administrations.Places are limited so please register online at the earliest possible opportunity at or email your details to Hilary Salter. We look forward to seeing you in December and your involvement in this new phase of the Network.
This is an SDRN event