Green Economy Transition | Oxford Martin School’s Director to deliver UCL ISR public lecture on 30 November

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Achim Steiner (Director of the Oxford Martin School) will deliver UCL ISR Public Lecture titled ‘Lost in the Green Economy Transition: Environmental Imperatives vs. Economic Uncertainties’ at University College London (UCL) (Room B404 – LT2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT) on 30 November 2016 (17:45 – 19:00).

 

The lecture will focus on a number of ‘trade-offs’ associated with transitioning to a green economy in the wake of the historic Paris Agreement and adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and how these may be addressed in evolving pathways in the domains of policy, the economy and technology innovation.

 

Achim Steiner was appointed Director of the Oxford Martin School on 1 September 2016. Before that he served as United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP (2006-2016).

 

This lecture is part of the series of public lectures hosted by the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR).

 

NOTE: Logos and photo from respective websites and twitter profile @ASteiner

 

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Achim Steiner | profile http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/about/director/ | @ASteiner

 

UCL ISR public lecture https://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/sustainable/sustainable-events/lost-in-the-green-economy-transition

 

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR) https://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/sustainable | @UCL_ISR

 

Oxford Martin School http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/ | @OxMartinSchool

 

 

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From The Sustainable University News website

 

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UCL symposium focuses on Sustainable Resources for Sustainable Cities

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As part of the BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities/UCL Grand Challenge Symposium Series, a symposium on Sustainable Resources for Sustainable Cities was held at University College London (UCL) on 5 and 6 November 2013.

Hosted by the UCL Grand Challenge for Sustainable Cities and the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR), the two-day event specifically looked to address the challenges around provision of resources for growing urban populations, with regard to the physical built environment, infrastructure, transport and water.

The programme of Day 1 on ‘Urban metabolism, feeding the city,’ comprised three sessions – Urban Challenges, Resource supply and Resource consumption – and a keynote address by Professor Herbert Girardet, co-founder of the World Future Council (WFC) on ‘Urban Metabolism’.

On Day 2 on ‘Research into action’, following an introduction by Professor Raimund Bleischwitz (BHP Billiton Chair in Sustainable Global Resources, UCL ISR), Dr Michele Acuto (Senior Lecturer in Global Networks and Diplomacy, UCL) chaired a panel discussion on Cities in Transition. The panel comprised:

  • Dr Inge Paulini (Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change)
  • Rt Hon Charles Clarke (Honorary Professor of Economic Policy and Migration, UCL)
  • Professor Herbert Giradet (Co-founder, World Future Council and Visiting Professor, University of the West of England UWE)
  • Dr Lily Song (Provost (Postdoctoral) Fellow, UCL)
  • Professor Tadj Oreszczyn (Director of the UCL Energy Institute, Director of the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) and Professor of Energy and Environment)
  • Dr Yacob Mulugetta (Reader in the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey)

UCL Grand Challenges is a mechanism that brings together concentrations of specialist expertise across UCL and beyond to address aspects of the world’s key problems. It comprises Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources generates knowledge in the globally sustainable use of natural resources and trains the future leaders of this field.

Photograph of the panel, by Asitha Jayawardena, who attended Day 2 only

 

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Symposium webpage

http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/sustainable/latest/symposium_series/activities

UCL Grand Challenges

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/grand-challenges

UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/sustainable

UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sustainable-cities

 

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https://sunewsinfo.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/ucl-conference-denaturalising-nature-just-sustainabilities-and-an-environment-domain/

Anglia Ruskin launches Global Resource Observatory (GRO) project

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Anglia Ruskin launches Global Resource Observatory (GRO) project

SML-ARU-GROAnglia Ruskin University (ARU) has launched a three-year project, titled The Global Resource Observatory (GRO) project, in order to map world’s fragility to resource shortages.

Dr Aled Jones, Director of the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at ARU, will present an overview of the project in his opening keynote speech at the annual conference of the World Association for Sustainable Development in London on 2 September 2013.

The GRO project’s main objectives are to investigate the effect of resource constraints on short-term GDP growth, and to provide clear information to policymakers on a range of scenarios with a view of closing the time-lag between the short-term agenda of governments (usually 5 years) and the long-term vision of current models.

The project will deliver the following outputs:

  • A global database of national demand, supply and flow figures relevant to global resource security
  • A global ‘debt map’ for resource availability, specifying for each UN nation the current supply of resources that can be found within its borders compared to current consumption
  • A world-scale system dynamics model to investigate the current interaction between resources and the economy
  • An agent-based model to investigate possible future economic growth pathways.

The GRO project team is in the process of building a network of collaborators including Lloyds of London, the Aldersgate Group, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and academics in Italy, Iceland, Sweden and the USA.

The GRO has benefited from £300,000 of seed funding from the Dawe Charitable Foundation.

Image adapted from Anglia Ruskin University website

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ARU press release on GRO project

Resource management & ecosystems services page of the ARU Global Sustainability Institute

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UCL CONFERENCE: Sustainable Resources for Sustainable Cities

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A conference on ‘Sustainable Resources for Sustainable Cities’ will be held at Darwin Lecture Theatre, University College London (UCL) on 5 and 6 November 2013.

Hosted by the UCL Grand Challenge for Sustainable Cities and the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources as part of the BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities/ UCL Grand Challenge Symposium Series, this conference will address the question of how cities can continue to meet their present needs without compromising the future of the city, the region or the planet, particularly focusing on the challenges around provision of resources for growing urban populations related to the physical built environment, infrastructure, transport and water.

Day 1 on ‘Urban metabolism, feeding the city’ will comprise three sessions: Urban Challenges, Resource supply, and Resources consumption. The day will end with a keynote address on ‘Urban Metabolism’ by Professor Herbert Girardet, co-founder of the World Future Council (WFC).
Day 2 on ‘Research into action’ (a half-day) will be a Transition Towns panel discussion.

UCL Grand Challenges is a mechanism that brings together concentrations of specialist expertise across UCL and beyond to address aspects of the world’s key problems. It comprises Global Health, Sustainable Cities, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing.

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources generates knowledge in the globally sustainable use of natural resources and trains the future leaders of this field.

Image adapted from the conference webpage

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Conference webpage

UCL Grand Challenges

UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities

UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

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