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August 2017

Resilience 2017: Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability

August 20 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 3:00 pm

STEPS Centre members and our partners from the Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium will be taking part in the Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm on 20-23 August 2017. The conference will discuss resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability science. It will reflect back on the scientific progress made, and aim to set out exciting future directions for research. A main focus will be on global sustainability challenges and opportunities, which today are heavily influenced by the speed, scale…

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Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice

August 30 @ 8:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm
University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Members of the STEPS Centre, along with colleagues from the Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium, will be attending the Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice conference in August. The Transformations conference is hosted by the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) at the University of Dundee. It is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability. The organisers describe its aim as "addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people‚Äôs…

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October 2017

4th BICAS Conference: New Extractivism, Peasantries and Social Dynamics, Moscow 2017

October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm
Moscow, Russian Federation + Google Map
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New Extractivism, Peasantries and Social Dynamics: Critical Perspectives and Debates BRICS Initiative in Critical Agrarian Studies fourth conference Moscow, 13-16 October 2017 A call for abstracts has been published, with a deadline of 15 June 2017. About the conference Over the past two decades, agrarian economies and food systems have been undergoing a profound restructuring in the wake of large-scale land investments and the increasing financialisation of capital and land. These have reinforced old and created new forms and sites…

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Precaution in the Governance of Technology

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UCL Roberts 106 LT, Roberts Building, Torrington Place
London, WC1E 7JE United Kingdom
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STEPS co-director Andy Stirling will give the Centre for Law and the Environment's 2017 Annual Lecture, entitled 'Precaution in the Governance of Technology'. Details: Tuesday 31 October 2017, 18:00 - 19:00 UCL Roberts 106 LT, Roberts Building, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE Speaker: Professor Andrew Stirling (University of Sussex) Chair: Professor Maria Lee (University College London) Book a place Free entry - book a place (UCL Faculty of Laws website) About the lecture Worldwide policy debates over governance of technology…

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