EAUC Conference 2012

The 16th Annual Conference of the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) will be held at the University of York from 27 to 29 March 2012.

The sessions will be based around the frameworks provided by Learning in Future Environments (LiFE):

  • Leadership and Governance
  • Partnership and Engagement
  • Learning, Teaching and Research
  • Estates and Operations

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Oxford Conference on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+)

A conference titled ‘Beyond Carbon: Ensuring Justice and Equity in REDD+ across levels of Governance’ will be at St. Anne’s College, Oxford on 23-24 March 2012.

It will discuss Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+), a key pillar of international cooperation on climate change.

Conference themes are:

  • REDD+: From natural science to social policy
  • Framing the REDD+ discourse
  • Justice and equity in the context of REDD+
  • Ecological dimensions of justice and equity in REDD+
  • Socio-political dimensions of justice and equity in REDD+
  • Novel approaches to forest governance
  • Role of indigenous peoples and local communities in REDD+
  • Delivering more than carbon benefits through REDD+
  • Role of indigenous peoples and local communities in REDD+
  • Taking stock and next steps

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London Mayor’s Low Carbon Prize

London Mayor’s Low Carbon Prize will offer a total of £20,000 for the best ideas to lower carbon emissions from and energy use in buildings in London. The contest is open for all students in further and higher education institutions in Greater London and will close on 29 February 2012.

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EAUC call for Trustees

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) invites applications for two vacancies of its Boards of Trustees. Applications close on 21 January 2012.

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East Anglia guest lecture on gender discrimination

Patricia Hewitt, former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (2001-2005) and Health (2005-2007), will deliver a guest lecture on Gender Discrimination at Lecture Theatre, Thomas Paine Study Centre of the University of East Anglia (UEA) at 6pm on 18 January 2012. This is part of a series of guest lectures, titled Too Difficult Box series, organised by UEA School of Political, Social and International Studies.

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Manchester researchers win award for sustainable chemical engineering

Two academics from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at the University of Manchester are the recipients of the 2011 IChemE Innovation and Excellence Award for Bioprocessing. Dr Constantinos Theodoropoulos and Professor Colin Webb received this award for their work on ’Sustainable biorefineries through the co-production of fuels and chemicals: The biochemical production of succinic acid from biorefinery glycerol.’

Photograph: University of Manchester

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UN-style student-debate on religious freedom at Derby

A UN-style debate on religious freedom took place at the University of Derby in December 2011. the brainchild of Finnish student Riikka Leppänen, this debate saw over 60 students from around the world ‘swapped nationalities’ to argue for points that wouldn’t necessarily be their own, consequently enhancing the understanding of different cultures and faiths.

Photograph by Riikka Leppanen, University of Derby

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