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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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  • event: What works at the Nexus? Conference

    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 […]

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  • post (Blog): Maker culture and sustainability

    What are citizen labs and ‘maker’ culture providing to sustainable development? STEPS researcher Adrian Smith was part of a panel discussing this question at an event on 18 November in Madrid. A recording from the event is now available. >> Listen to the discussion on the Medialab-Prado website (audio in Spanish) The debate explored the […]

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  • project (Health & Disease): Risks and Responses to Urban Futures

    Integrating peri-urban/urban synergies into urban development planning for enhanced ecosystem service benefits This ESPA-funded project looks at the connections between ecosystem services (ES), livelihoods and poverty in peri-urban areas of South Asia. It aims to produce evidence and tools to link ecosystem services with poverty alleviation. Overview Peri-urban areas, at the interface between urban and […]

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