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November 2014

What works at the Nexus? Conference

November 27
Coin Street Conference Centre,
108 Stamford St, London, SE1 9NH
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Join us at the first Nexus Network conference: What works at the nexus? New connections in food, energy, water and environment on Thursday 27 November from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm at the Coin Street Conference Centre in London. This is an opportunity for network members to meet, hear high-profile keynote speakers, discuss nexus challenges from a variety of perspectives, and find out about possibilities for collaboration. The meeting is open to everyone interested in nexus issues, from academia, policy…

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Seminar: Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024)

November 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Various venues (via video conference),
Pretoria / Cape Town / Durban, South Africa

Organised by the Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa) Invited Presenters: Dr Mahama Ouedraogo Ag. Director of the AUC/HRST, African Union Commission Associate Professor Clapperton C. Mavhunga Program in Science, Technology and Society, MIT, USA Dr David Ockwell Deputy Director (Research), STEPS, University of Sussex, UK Senior official (tbc) Department of Science and Technology, RSA Chair: Prof. G Marcelle   Head of Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CESTII), HSRC Date:  Friday, 28 November    Time: 12:30  – 14:00 (South Africa…

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March 2015

Critical Perspectives on the Financialisation of Nature – Theory, Politics and Practice

19 March 2015 @ 8:00 am - 20 March 2015 @ 5:00 pm
University of Sussex,

University of Sussex, 19-20th March 2015 Hosted by the Centre for Global Political Economy & STEPS Centre Carbon markets in China, fishery bycatch offsetting in Canada, catastrophe bonds in the US, weather derivatives in Ethiopia, betting on species extinction such as Norwegian sharks… These are just a few examples of the commodification, marketisation and financialisation of nature. In what ways can we best make sense of these developments? What practical, political and theoretical innovations will allow us to better understand…

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