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July 2015

STEPS Centre events at ‘Our Common Future’ conference

July 8 @ 8:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm
Paris, France

From 8 – 10 July, STEPS Centre members will be participating in the international conference Our Common Future Under Climate Change in Paris. The conference comes ahead of the UN’s COP21 conference in December. It looks at the state of knowledge about, and the range of responses to, climate change. Find out about our research and engagement work around COP21 and Our Common Future   Breakdown of events featuring STEPS members Wednesday 8 July at 17.30 Adrian Ely and Rob…

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STEPS Seminar: Yixin Dai – Chinese Renewable Energy Policy

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Room G31, Jubilee Building,
University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom

‘Chinese Renewable Energy Policy – Policy Implementation, and Participation’ Yixin Dai, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University In order to reach its ambitious emissions targets, China has been promoting renewable energy through a series of top-down policies since 2006. Recent successes have seen wind turbine installation capacity exceed 100GW in 2014, and nuclear installation capacity reach 23GW in June 2015. The questions are: can we attribute this to strong central government? What is the role of local implementation…

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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

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 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…

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