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This new report from IPPR notes that the British economy is at a critical juncture. Its future success depends on overcoming two major, interrelated problems – long-term structural weaknesses in investment, productivity and trade, and the need to decarbonise. The report examines how the north of England can meet these challenges.

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This new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation outlines a vision and sets out ambitions and actions – based on the principles of a circular economy – to design out negative impacts and capture a $500 billion economic opportunity by truly transforming the way clothes are designed, sold, and used.

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Do We Need Economic Growth?

By Robert Lyons on 29th November 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

This BBC World Service Newshour Extra programme features Tim Jackson from the Centre for Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey, Daniel Ben Ami, author of Ferraris for All: In defence of Economic Progress, Jared Bernstein, economic adviser to President Barack Obama, and Annie Quick of the New Economics Foundation discussing who really benefits from growth and whether we can have prosperity without it.

Policy and the Anthropocene: The politics of a non-linear world

By Robert Lyons on 15th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

All states, markets, welfare systems, major religions, their justifying ideas and the people that fought to create them came about in a uniquely stable epoch geologists call the Holocene. This era is now over. In its place comes the Anthropocene, the name being used to describe the overwhelmingly negative aggregate impact humans are having on the environment.

Valuing Our Clothes: the cost of UK fashion

By Robert Lyons on 18th July 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report by WRAP examines the environmental impact of the UK clothing industry. It highlights recent achievements in the sector, explores opportunities for businesses, and shares insights on consumer attitudes and behaviour toward clothing. However, it also notes that while the amount of clothing being sent to landfill has fallen by 14% from 350,000 tonnes in 2012 to 300,000 in 2016 around 25 per cent is still binned rather than recycled.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

London

Bright Blue welcomes Tom Burke, chairman and founding director of the environmental think tank E3G and Tom Pickering, director of INEOS Upstream including the INEOS Shale business, which currently holds the largest number of fracking licences on the UK mainland.

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, July 28, 2017 - 17:00

Newcastle

This conference offers a platform for worldwide researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to discuss proposals and disseminate results on sustainable energy and materials and its impact on engineering and our Environment. The formation of lasting productive partnerships between the participants is also an objective of this conference. This research conference is open to all in the research and scientific community.

Europe aims to obtain 20 per cent of its growth from industrial processes by 2020 and at the same time has set itself incredibly ambitious environmental targets.

SDRN Mailing, 1 March 2017

By Robert Lyons on 1st March 2017
Found in: News

Carbon and Time

By Robert Lyons on 27th February 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:30

London School of Economics

The next seminar in the interdisciplinary Climate Change, Inequality and Social policy series - co-hosted by LSE's CASE, The Grantham Institute and International Inequalities Institute - will feature presentations on 'Low carbon fun? A time use perspective towards sustainability' by Professor Angela Druckman (University of Surrey) and 'The case for a shorter working week' by Anna Coote (New Economics Foundation).

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