Civil society and business

DIY Economics: Citizen Engagement on Economics | RSA workshop, 22 Feb 2017

  How can people identify more closely with the economy? How can they improve their understanding of the economy? How can they be more empowered to influence and change it? These are the leading questions for the recent ‘DIY Economics’ project. The RSA and Economy have developed a toolkit to “help citizens identify themselves within...

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Global Goals: Local Action | EAUC 2017 Annual Conference, 28-30 March 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the worlds ‘to do’ list for the next 13 years. Each of the Global Goals is extraordinarily important, and taken together, present the education sector with a potent agenda of unprecedented scope and significance. The 2017 Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) Annual Conference theme recognises the critical...

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Call for papers | Sustainable Earth 2017, 29-30 June 2017

You are invited to participate in Sustainable Earth 2017 – a global forum for connecting research with action taking place on 29 and 30 June 2017 at Plymouth University. The University is inviting papers from the academic community on sustainability research and also organisations interested in highlighting their sustainability related activity and where universities can...

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Local authorities should involve local community groups much more in climate resilience

The Urban Heat project has released its final report highlighting the distinctive and largely untapped potential of the local voluntary and community group sector (VCS) in the developm ent of local climate resilience and emergency response. On the basis of three local participatory action research case studies, the report provides a range of ideas –...

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Prosperity without Growth – Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow

A new edition of Prosperity Without Growth – the landmark work by Professor Tim Jackson – was launched on 19 December at the University of Surrey, at an event which also celebrated his appointment as 2016 Hillary Laureate. The publication of Prosperity without Growth in 2009 marked a critical intervention in the sustainability debate. Tim...

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Sustainability in turbulent times | Conference, 16 March 2017

Sustainability in turbulent times: How can research, policy and business meet global challenges?’ Conference, Thursday 16 March 2017, London These are turbulent times in which to advance sustainable development. Join 350 professionals from academia, policy, business and civil society to explore how research, policy and business can meet these global challenges. Over the next few...

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Piketty’s call for a new political discourse on globalization

In a recent article for Le Monde, Thomas Piketty argues that unsustainable development – a pattern of globalization which has boosted inequality and so undermined communities and social justice as well as the environment – has brought about the recent democratic upheaval seen in the election of Donald Trump. He argues that in any trade...

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Unlocking the UK’s potential | UKSSD annual conference, 1 Mar 2017

The world’s first universal set of Sustainable Development Goals came into force on 1 January 2016. How do we translate the ambition of 17 Goals and 169 Targets into transformational action in the UK? Save the date The UKSSD Annual Conference will take place on the 1st March 2017, hosted by ICAEW in London. Through...

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