Events

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2013
    4:00 pmLEC, Training Rooms 1 & 2, Lancaster University

    If the science is so clear, why isn’t it reaching into the political debate? How can the evidence have appropriate impact? How can we overcome the type of denial that accepts the  facts but carries on regardless? What can we actually do once we’ve stopped pretending? What can we (here) do?If the scien

     

    There will be short presentations:

    • Becky Willis former vice chair of the Sustainable Development Commission and former director of the Green Alliance. Becky has helped to train over 50 MPs from all major parties on climate change.
    • John Foster, from the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, author of The Sustainability Mirage.
    • Mike Berners-Lee, co-author of The Burning Question and director of Small World Consulting.
    • Followed by 30mins Q&A (30 mins maximum this time!)
    • Refreshments and chat (as much as we want)


    All welcome
    .The event will bring together people from across the university, Lancaster city and the local area, so that the question can be explored from fresh angles in a lively but relaxed setting.

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2014
    4:00 pmLEC, Training Rooms 1 & 2, Lancaster University

     

    Is sustainable grSustainabilityowth a contradiction in terms or is it the only realistic pathway? Could it be neither or both of these? Is economic growth really incompatible with decreasing carbon emissions and environmental burdens? Are we driving growth, or is it driving us? What does questioning growth imply for modern societies and mainstream economics? When can enough be enough; for people, organisations and nations?

    Programme:

    • Presentation by Julia Steinberger Julia is a physicist by training, and now a lecturer in ecoligical economics at the Sustainability Research Institute of the University of Leeds. She researchers the resource requirements of human and economic development, and how we might do more with less.
    • Up to two further very short presentations
    • Followed by Q&A (30 mins)
    • Refreshments and chat

    All welcome.The event will bring together people from across the university, Lancaster city and the local area, so that the question can be explored from fresh angles in a lively but relaxed setting.

  • Tue
    09
    Dec
    2014
    11:00 amLancaster Univeristy Environment Centre

    640x360Lancaster Environment Centre would like to invite you to the next in a series of Global Futures events on the 1st of December 2014. More details to follow soon.

  • Mon
    23
    Feb
    2015
    4pm - 6pm+Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC3 - Training Rooms)

    This event will explore the ways in which the micro activities of individuals and institutions can link to the macro systemic change that is required to move towards a more sustainable global society and will look specifically at what this means in the run up to the Paris talks.

    • Mat Paterson will  talk about the explosion of governance initiatives outside the UNFCCC and the opportunities they create for climate change action. Mat is Professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa and was a lead author for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.
    • Andy Dobson will talk about a range of policy tools available to government to try to affect people’s climate-related behaviour, focussing on ‘sustainability citizenship’. Andy is Professor of Politics at Keele University and co-author of the Green Party’s (England and Wales) 2015 General Election Manifesto.

     

    Introduction

    Talks (45 minutes combined)

    Followed by  Q&A (30 minutes)

    Refreshments and chat

    Regroup to explore what this means for us as individuals and institutions.

    The event will bring together people from across the university, Lancaster city and the local area, so that the question can be explored from fresh angles in a lively but relaxed setting.

    Please register via the following link before 20th February 2015.

    Event organised by Mike Berners-Lee and Judi Marshall. Supported by Lancaster Environment Centre , Lancaster University Global Futures Fund and the Department of Management Learning and Leadership.

    More information on Global Futures events here.

     

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