STEPS SYMPOSIUM 08: REFRAMING RESILIENCE

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member The annual STEPS Centre Symposium is underway here in Sussex with 70 delegates gathered to debate this year’s theme, Reframing Resilience. Despite the slightly cheeky title, there is a serious aim here – to explore some of the wider frontier challenges in the resilience field and try to make…

STEPS SEMINAR: BIOFUELS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member For presentation, podcast and photos from this event see the STEPS Seminars page: During the past few years, bio-energy and especially liquid biofuels have gone from being a topic for mostly technical researchers to full-blown controversy and front-page headlines. It has been implicated for exacerbating climate change rather than…

GM FOOD: SAFETY, SECURITY AND SOVEREIGNTY

STEPS member Adrian Ely has written an article on the regulation of genetically modified foods for “Food Ethics”, the magazine of the Food Ethics Council. Drawing on and extending upon work which focussed on the European food safety governance system (carried out with a team also including STEPS members Andy Stirling and Erik Millstone), Adrian…