Low Carbon Energy for Development Network second international workshop

The second international workshop of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN), titled Transitions to low carbon energy systems: which pathways to energy access for all?, took place at the University of Sussex in Brighton in the UK on the 10th and 11th September 2012. The event focussed on identifying and discussing priority questions that need to…

Low Carbon Energy Development Network 2nd conference (#LCEDN2)

Follow the conference on Storify They are big, big questions: How can developing countries transition to low carbon energy systems? Do low carbon futures preclude economic development? Can low carbon energy access go hand-in-hand with poverty reduction? The first day of the Low Carbon Energy Development Network (LCEDN) second international conference grappled with all of these, and more (Photo: Kevin Urama by…

Video: Working together for low carbon development

Ed Brown, LCEDN Co-coordinator from Responding to Climate Change on Vimeo. In this video, Dr Ed Brown, Co-coordinator of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network talks to RTCC about why the network formed, what they hope to achieve and why a much more multi-disciplinary approach is needed to low carbon development in the Global…

Final Call: register for #LCEDN2 – Low Carbon Energy for Development workshop, 10-11 September

You can still register for the international workshop of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN) at Sussex University on 10-11 September. There are a small number of places left, so the registration deadline has been extended to tomorrow at midday (24 August at 12pm GMT+1) next Thursday 30 August.  Register on the event…

Contested Agronomy: Agricultural research in a changing world

Agronomy – the science of crop production and land management – is increasingly a field for political debate. This book from the STEPS Centre explores how arguments about agricultural research have changed in the last 40 years, with a focus on developing countries. Dramatic food price rises, climate change, food security and poverty are high…

Video: Adrian Ely on steps to sustainability (TEDx)

Adrian Ely talked about technology, innovation and the STEPS Centre’s ideas on pathways to sustainability earlier this year at TEDx Sussex University. The video’s just been made available, so here it is: Video linkAdrian Ely’s profile (STEPS Centre website)

Rio+20 activities and resources

Following Rio+20, our work on science and technology for development continues. On this page: New paper | High-Level Dialogue | Resource Centre | Media coverage | Press releases  | Green grabs | Activities | Events  | Blog | Hopes for Rio videos |  Newsletter Transforming Innovation for Sustainability A new paper, co-authored by the STEPS Centre, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Tellus Institute calls for a…

Agriculture as Assembly (or, what is the nature of the factory in ‘factory farming’?)

By Jim Sumberg and John Thompson When considering the nature and spatial distribution of economic activity, two fundamental contrasts take centre stage: ‘urban vs. rural’ and ‘industry vs. agriculture’. While it is clear that ‘urban agriculture’ and ‘rural industry’ are possibilities (indeed important realities), it is the ‘urban + industry’ and ‘rural + agriculture’ associations…

Low Carbon Energy Development Network (LCEDN) Second International Workshop

The second international workshop of the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN), titled Transitions to low carbon energy systems: which pathways to energy access for all?, will take place at the University of Sussex in Brighton in the UK on the 10th and 11th September 2012. This second LCEDN event is intended to identify and…

Video: Pastoralism in Africa – doing things differently

Our new book Pastoralism and Development in Africa explores the booming livestock trade in the Horn of Africa, a region more often associated with conflict and famine. In this video, two of the authors – Hussein Mahmoud and John Letai – and two editors – Ian Scoones and Jeremy Lind – give their views on…