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  • event: Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications

    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 […]

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  • event: STEPS conference 2015: Resource Politics

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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  • publication (Miscellaneous): Concept note: Water, Waste and Sustainable Cities in India

    Download PDF (326 KB) Urban areas in India suffer significant challenges associated with water and waste, with direct implications for agriculture, health and food safety. Local innovations, often in informal settings, have resulted in the emergence of multiple alternative urban waste and water management practices. These have potential for enhanced social justice, environmental integrity and […]

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