TOWARDS A NEW POLITICS OF SUSTAINABILITY

Today on the IDS website, Prof Melissa Leach, STEPS Centre Director, suggests new approaches to sustainable development, drawing on themes in Dynamic Sustainabilities, the new book in our Pathways to Sustainability series. Taking Dynamics Seriously: Towards a New Politics of Sustainability “On the one hand, there is wide recognition of growing complexity and dynamism, but…

NEW BOOK: DYNAMIC SUSTAINABILITIES

Our new book, Dynamic Sustainabilities: Technology, Environment, Social Justice, by Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones and Andy Stirling, is out today, published by Earthscan. Buy from Earthscan Buy from Amazon Linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, and making science and technology work for the poor, have become central practical, political and moral challenges…

ERIK MILLSTONE ON FOOD SECURITY IN THE SUNDAY TIMES

Two days ago the Sunday Times carried a briefing on “Environment, Sustainability and the Food Supply Challenge”. The supplement includes an interview with Erik Millstone, STEPS Centre Food and Agriculture Co-convenor, on food security. “Poor farmers should not be thought as entrepreneurs looking for risky investments. They are householders looking to diminish their risk.” Read…

NEW BOOK: AVIAN INFLUENZA: SCIENCE, POLICY AND POLITICS

Our new book, Avian Influenza: Science, Policy and Politics, edited by Ian Scoones, is out today. Earthscan books is offering a 20% discount (see link below). Buy from Earthscan (20% discount)Buy from Amazon This new book lays out the lessons from the international avian influenza response, and suggests a way forward based on ‘One World,…

CANCELLED: STEPS AT GENEVA HEALTH FORUM: 19-21 APRIL

Our events have been cancelled due to the travel disruption. The theme of this year’s Geneva Health Forum is “Globalization, Crisis, and Health Systems: Confronting Regional Perspectives”. The STEPS Centre is working with its affiliate partner Future Health Systems to run and take part in several events at the Forum. More info: STEPS at the…

BRIGHTON MANIFESTO ROUNDTABLE AND DEBATE: VIDEO, PHOTOS, SLIDES

We’ve just published a bunch of video, photos etc from the Brighton Manifesto roundtable from March 15. The public debate which followed, with local political candidates, is also available to view. Video, slides, photos: Manifesto roundtable Video: Public debate – Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A Manifesto for Brighton & Hove? The film is courtesy of Brighton…