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March 2017

Sustainability in Turbulent Times

16th March 2017

‘Sustainability in turbulent times: How can research, policy and business meet global challenges?’ CUSP/Nexus Network/CECAN conference Venue: Central London Twitter: Follow the conference at #SITT2017 Over the next few years, the British exit from the EU, a new US administration, and unpredictable waves of populism and authoritarianism are likely to recast key environmental and social policies and to have profound effects on the prospects for sustainable prosperity. International frameworks of governance and collaboration will need to be redesigned, and the legitimacy…

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May 2016

Nexuses of the Urban (Nexus Network workshop)

12th May 2016 @ 9:00 am - 13th May 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Sussex University campus Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom

Nexuses of the Urban: Interactions between water, energy and food provision for sustainable cities University of Sussex, Brighton, UK This workshop is the latest in a series of events organised by the Nexus Network. It is fully booked, but you can follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #UrbanNexus. Background Cities are dynamically connected with other urban and rural localities, both distant and proximate. Most critically perhaps, cities rely on an elsewhere to produce much of the food, water…

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April 2016

Seminar: Connor Cavanagh on responses to violent eviction

28th April 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 221, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Differentiated dispossession: ‘Hunter-gatherer’ responses to violent eviction from Embobut Forest Reserve, western Kenya Seminar by Connor Joseph Cavanagh Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies Library Road, Falmer, UK Critical scholarship on global land and ‘green’ grabbing has begun to examine the politics of variegation in diverse ‘responses from below’, or the ways in which various particularities of place influence community reactions to land and resource acquisitions. These discussions are informed by a longstanding tradition of scholarship on the class dynamics…

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February 2016

Resource Conflicts & Social Justice – Nexus Network workshop

29th February 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room 221, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom

In recent years, the notion of the nexus has gained traction in the domain of natural resource governance. It has become the defining vocabulary to understand the interlinkages between land, water, food and climate. Since the 2008 World Economic Forum pushed key players to be concerned about water, food and energy security and their interlinkages, the nexus has become a strong policy metaphor to address the ‘world in crises’. Date: Monday 29 February 2016. Venue: Institute of Development Studies, Brighton,…

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December 2015

Asia’s Giants: media briefing + drinks reception

4th December 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When: Friday, December 4th from 7pm-9pm; short briefing and Q&A at 7.30pm Where: Holiday Inn Paris Gare de l’Est, 5, rue du 8 Mai 1945 75010 Paris How is China shifting to a low-carbon economy? Will low-carbon innovation in China affect decarbonisation pathways elsewhere? Why do Indian policymakers insist on low-carbon rather than no-carbon? What are the prospects of India's ambitious solar programme? Join us for a briefing at 7.30pm from: Adrian Ely, Co-Investigator, Low Carbon Innovation in China project; Isabel Hilton, CEO and Editor,…

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November 2015

Seminar: ‘Development without Growth?’

27th November 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 221, IDS, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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‘Development without Growth?’ Ray Cunningham, Jonathan Essex, Tom Lines Friday 27th November, 13.00 - 14.30, Room 221, Institute of Development Studies This seminar is jointly held with the Resource Politics cluster at IDS. In 2013, the green think tank Green House published ‘The Post-Growth Project’, which argues that economic growth, as conventionally measured, is over for the UK in anything but the very short term. It examines some of the many far-reaching implications of this insight, which contradicts mainstream economic and political assumptions. The focus…

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Nexus network conference: ‘Scales, levels and spaces of the nexus’

19th November 2015

The Nexus Network second Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 19 November 2015, in central London. Questions of scale are crucial in addressing the linked nexus challenges of food, energy, water and the environment. The nexus is often framed as a global security problem, but this can obscure alternative understandings of interactions and trade-offs at local, regional and national levels. Register now using the Eventbrite form. Full details (Nexus Network website)

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STEPS Centre Seminar “Will Africa Feed China?”

16th November 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 221, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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The STEPS Centre Seminar on 'Will Africa Feed China?" was by Professor Deborah Bräutigam and took place at the IDS Convening Space, on 16th November 2015, 13:00-14.30. Audio recording: Is China building an empire in rural Africa? China has nine percent of the world's arable land, six percent of its water, and over 20 percent of its people. Africa's savannahs and river basins host expanses of underutilized land and water. Some believe that China is buying up African land to…

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October 2015

Seminar: Ocean management – linking satellite and socio-economic data

6th October 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 100, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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STEPS seminar with Eleni Papathanasopoulou and Hayley Evers-King on 6 October 2015.

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September 2015

STEPS Seminar: ‘Resource Politics: Future Directions’

11th September 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 221, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Room 221, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer, BN1 9RE, UK ‘Resource Politics: Future Directions’ Dianne Rocheleau and Kathleen McAfee A critical resource politics can contribute to reframing conservation sciences to bring science into the service of social and ecological justice. To this end, many of us are challenging the fetish of economic growth and the market-centric logic that has come to dominate ‘pragmatic’ environmentalism. But are better ways of knowing and acting possible? As political ecologists, we can…

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