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December 2015

COP21 side event: Mitigation contributions from developing countries

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room OR03, Side events area,
Le Bourget conference centre
Paris, France

Mitigation contributions from developing countries: innovation, technology and scenario analysis Side events area, Room OR 03 Le Bourget conference centre, Paris 1 December at 15.00- 16.30 The Paris Agreement requires country-level implementation, where institutional capabilities and integrated assessment modelling capacities are needed. With colleagues from Colombia and Kenya we show how collaboration on scenario analysis and work through the Technology Mechanism can contribute. Speakers (some tbc): Rob Byrne and Adrian Ely (STEPS Centre/SPRU, University of Sussex), Cosmas Ochieng (African Centre…

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COP21 side event: Climate Relevant Innovation-system Builders (CRIBs)

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Salle 1, Climate Generations Area,
Le Bourget conference centre
Paris, France

Climate Relevant Innovation-system Builders (CRIBs): how to strengthen the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism Climate Generations area, Salle 1 Le Bourget Conference Centre, Paris 4 December at 15.00-16.30 The session will focus on how the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism can be strengthened to promote the building of national systems of innovation (NSIs) in developing countries. NSIs are essential to fostering the development and transfer of technology for both climate change adaptation and mitigation. Speakers will examine what policies, institutional arrangements, capabilities and interventions…

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COP21 side event: Scaling-up investment in clean energy in developing countries

December 9 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
OR12, Side events area,
Le Bourget Conference Centre
Paris, France

Scaling-up investment in clean energy in developing countries Side events area, Room OR 12 Le Bourget conference centre, Paris 9 December at 16:45 – 18.15 Many policies and donor initiatives target renewable energy and energy efficiency, yet investment levels remain low. Participants will discuss how they are addressing finance and policy gaps, de-risking nascent markets for clean energy and catalysing green entrepreneurship and growth. Speakers: (some tbc) Dr Ana Pueyo (IDS), Martin Hiller (REEEP), Dr Tobias Schmidt (ETH), Oliver Waissbein…

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February 2016

Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts?

23 February 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 25 February 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Contested Agronomy: whose agronomy counts? is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present. 23-25 February 2016 Institute of Development Studies Brighton, UK Conference website Conference themes Contributions have been invited on any aspect of the politics of knowledge within the field of agronomy. Case studies of historical or present day significance to the developing world are of particular interest. These cases might focus on the history or nature of contestation; actors and coalitions; political and institutional…

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March 2016

One Health for the Real World: zoonoses, ecosystems and wellbeing

17 March 2016 @ 9:00 am - 18 March 2016 @ 5:00 pm

This symposium, being held 17-18 March 2016 at the Zoological Society of London,  will bring together leading experts from different fields to discuss the topic ‘Healthy ecosystems, healthy people’. Co-organised by the STEPS-led Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium and ZSL, in partnership with the Royal Society, it will: Present new interdisciplinary frameworks for a real-world One Health approach. Highlight evidence from field-based settings in Africa and beyond. Debate implications for policy and practice. Find out more at

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