SDRN Events

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Natural Capital Investment

By Robert Lyons on 1st August 2017
Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
A major conference on a new frontier for green finance in the UK
 
The Natural Capital Investment Conference 2018, organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, will be a unique opportunity to turn our understanding of the value of the UK's natural environment into investable projects that deliver returns for investors and benefit society.

Whether you manage land or water, have a business interest in natural resources or are a prospective investor, this day could change the way you work.
Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

This seminar discusses progress and next steps for waste management, recycling and the circular economy in the UK.

With the pending waste and resource efficiency report by the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, and with waste infrastructure forming part of the NIC’s 2018 National Infrastructure Assessment, this seminar will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders to consider the policy priorities, and additional approaches that can be adopted, to better manage waste production in the UK.

Development & Climate Days 2017

By Robert Lyons on 20th September 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 09:00 to Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 17:00

Bonn

Development and Climate Days (D&C Days) is an annual event for people attending the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The gathering brings together practitioners, negotiators, scientists and policymakers to explore key issues, share best practice, disseminate news, literature and reports, and promote links between development and climate. Attendance is free and open to everyone attending COP23 in Bonn.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

With the UK set to miss its 2020 renewable targets, and following the recent private acquisition of the GIG and the Green Deal Finance Company, delegates will consider opportunities for attracting further private investment in green projects.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 18:30 to 22:00

Environmental professionals and policy-makers may sometimes feel like the financial sector is undermining their efforts.

In the 2017 Burntwood Lecture, Dr Bevis Watts, Managing Director of Triodos Bank UK, will put forward the thesis that the UK's current financial systems holds the potential, through adaptation, to be a catalyst for a sustainable future.

Bevis will also reflect on his unusual and inspirational career trajectory: how did an environmental professional come to lead a financial institution? 

UK Farming and the Environment Post-Brexit

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

Taking place in the context of confidence levels and investment falling among farmers and six months on from the publication of the House of Lords Energy and Environment Sub-Committee report which investigated the implications of Brexit for UK agriculture and food, this forum will provide delegates with a timely opportunity to discuss and debate future priorities for the UK Agriculture sector and ensuring farming communities receive the support they need to thrive in a post-Brexit world.

Future of Farming Support in a Post-CAP Age

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

This Autumn, CUSP and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth will be hosting a debate to mark the 40th Anniversary of Fred Hirsch’s ‘The Social Limits to Growth’. The panel discussion will be chaired by Caroline Lucas MP and Prof Tim Jackson, with speakers including Professor Diane Coyle and Professor Donald Hirsch (son of Fred Hirsch).

Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 09:30 to Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 17:00

Oxford

National Sustainable Schools Conference 2017

By Robert Lyons on 17th October 2017
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 08:30 to 17:00

London

The SEEd National Sustainable Schools conference is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘learning for sustainability’. The purpose of the day is to support educators to embed sustainability into their campus, curriculum and community.

Pupils and University/College students of all ages are also welcome at the conference and we actively promote opportunities for intergenerational learning.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:00 to 17:00

Manchester

An event organised by the Sustainable Consumption Institute to showcase current research and develop stakeholder dialogue on the topic of meat consumption, non-meat consumption and sustainability. This half-day workshop will bring together academics working on meat-related research with organisations engaged in influencing food consumption to exchange knowledge and generate opportunities for future research

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