Save the date: ‘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 years, the British exit from the EU, a new US administration, and unpredictable waves of populism and authoritarianism are likely to recast key environmental and social policies and to have profound effects on the prospects for sustainable prosperity. International frameworks of governance and collaboration will need to be redesigned, and the legitimacy of some forms of expertise and evidence are being called into question.
With a focus on the food-water-energy nexus, the conference, run by the ESRC-funded Nexus Network, the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity and the Centre for Evaluating Complexity Across the Nexus, will
- explore the future of environmental policy
- examine the relationship between prosperity, inequality and sustainability
- pin-point the role of expertise and emotion in policy making
- consider practical approaches to navigating complexity.
If you are concerned with how research, policy and practice can help to tackle global challenges then please ‘save the date’.
- Date and time: 09.00-17.45 on Thursday 16 March 2017
- Location: London
- Registration for this free conference will open in December.
You can follow event updates on twitter using #SITT2017.
The Nexus Network, the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity and the Centre for Evaluating Complexity Across the Nexus are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
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