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Can pastoralists help us to respond to global uncertainties?

November 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Seminar by Ian Scoones, ESRC STEPS Centre director, at the College of Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Peking University Uncertainties are everywhere: climate change, financial crises, migration flows, infrastructure development, disease outbreaks and more. Pastoralists - people living largely from livestock in dryland, montane and Mediterranean regions - have long experience of responding to intersecting uncertainties. Perceptions, cultures and practices; markets and economic relations; and institutional arrangements and governance systems have co-evolved with environmental, economic and political uncertainties. Can we learn…

Understanding Uncertainty and Climate Change: Views from India

November 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

**THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED** Seminar with Lyla Mehta, Shilpi Srivastava and Lars Otto Naess Research Fellows, IDS The scale and impacts of climate change remain deeply uncertain. This is particularly true at the local level, where climate related uncertainties combined with accelerated growth trajectories often exacerbate social and political inequities and the vulnerabilities of marginalised communities. Policy makers and scientists tend to draw on quantitative assessments, models and scenario building to understand and capture uncertainty, often disconnected…

STEPS Seminar: Mario Siqueiros

11th February 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Room 101, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex 13:00 - 14:30

Peter Newell: ‘Climate and development: A tale of two crises’ (Sussex Development Lectures)

14th March 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Lecture by Prof Peter Newell (School of Global Studies, University of Sussex). Peter Newell is a member of the STEPS Centre and a founding member of the Rapid Transition Alliance. This lecture is one of the Sussex Development Lectures, the flagship public lecture series of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The theme of the current series (2018/19) is Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - Synergies and Tensions. The lecture will be recorded and livestreamed. See the IDS website for…

Ian Scoones: ‘The SDGs: A new politics of transformation?’ (Sussex Development Lectures)

28th March 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Lecture by Prof Ian Scoones, STEPS Centre director. This lecture is one of the Sussex Development Lectures, the flagship public lecture series of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The theme of the current series (2018/19) is Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - Synergies and Tensions. The lecture will be recorded and livestreamed. See the IDS website for more information. 

STEPS Summer School

13th May 2019 @ 8:00 am - 24th May 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Summer School is a two-week immersive course on theories and practical approaches to sustainability, through creative, interactive and participatory learning. Participants will explore the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place on the University of Sussex campus, near Brighton, UK, where STEPS is co-hosted by the Institute of Development Studies and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).

The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action

3rd July 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5th July 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Thinking across diverse domains – from finance, to climate, to migration, to disease, to innovation, to infrastructure, to security – this symposium will explore the diverse ways incertitude is understood and responded to (or not). The aim is to catalyse and develop richer and more nuanced understandings of incertitude and so help enable more robust actions, strategies and governance . 

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