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April 2015

International Conference: Pathways to Sustainability in a Changing China

April 20 - April 21
Room 2030,
Room 2030, Beijing Normal University School of Public Policy and Management, Beijing, China
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The conference will be hosted by Beijing Normal University School of Social Development and Public Policy in partnership with the STEPS Centre and under the auspices of the Ministry of Education’s 2011 Cooperative Platform on Innovation, Governance and Development. With long-term partners around the world we are now establishing a Pathways to Sustainability global consortium, with six regional sustainability hubs, including one in China, working with Beijing Normal University and other institutions. This invitation-only conference will mark the launch of…

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May 2015

Seminar: Low carbon innovation paths in Europe and Asia: Divergence or Convergence?

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 144, Jubilee Building,
University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9SL United Kingdom

IDS/SPRU/STEPS Seminar The current technological shift from high to low carbon development coincides with a geographical shift: the rapid expansion of green production and innovation capacity in China and India. This constellation gives rise to the question: to what extent, how and why do the innovation paths in Europe and in Asia differ? The seminar focuses on this question and presents the findings of new comparative research on renewable energy and electromobility. It is based on a joint project of…

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Free

Public lecture: Mike Hulme – ‘(Still) Disagreeing about Climate Change: What Way Forward?’

May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fulton A Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex,
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH United Kingdom
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Mike Hulme, King’s College London STEPS Public Lecture, followed by drinks reception – all welcome Fulton A Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex Download a poster (pdf) Climate change is an environmental, cultural and political phenomenon which is reshaping the way people think about themselves, their societies and their Earthly futures. Climate change is therefore a major instance where scientific knowledge and symbolic imagination interact in multiple and complex ways. In an earlier book, Why We Disagree about Climate Change, I…

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STEPS Seminar: Nora McKeon on Food Security Governance

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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‘Food Security Governance: empowering communities, regulating corporations’ Seminar with Nora McKeon. All welcome. Terra Nuova, Board Member, Roma 3 Masters in Human Development and Food Security, Lecturer, West African Network of Peasant and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations (ROPPA), Technical Adviser Today’s global food system generates hunger alongside of land grabs, food waste, health problems, massive greenhouse gas emissions. Nora McKeon’s new book explains why we find ourselves in this situation and explores what we can do to change it. In her…

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September 2015

STEPS conference 2015: Resource Politics

September 7 - September 9
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Resource Politics: Transforming Pathways to Sustainability Why now? Contexts and debates In the build up to the confirmation of the post-2015 sustainable development goals, the politics of resource access, allocation and distribution are high on global policy agendas. The limits to economic activity in the face of ‘planetary boundaries’ are being fiercely debated, and even humanity’s survival in the age of the Anthropocene is questioned. Some suggest a ‘perfect storm’ of factors is combining to present ever growing threats, often…

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February 2016
£150

Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications

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: Cases, Dynamics & Implications is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present. 23-25 February 2016 Institute of Development Studies Brighton, UK Call for contributions Join the conference Contributions are welcome 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…

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