CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: STEPS CONFERENCE 2010

The title of this year’s STEPS conference is “Pathways to Sustainability: Agendas for a new politics of environment, development and social justice”. It’s on 23-24 September at the Institute of Development Studies. Here’s how to participate in the conference. This year’s conference is around 5 themes: * Contesting sustainabilities * Framing narratives * Dynamics and…

PHOTOS: BRIGHTON MANIFESTO ROUNDTABLE

Brighton roundtable: More info

VIDEO: MANIFESTO ROUNDTABLE, DELHI

We filmed the roundtable on 8 February in Delhi. As it was a complex and impassioned debate, we’ve posted the whole footage online at blip.tv. And here is the rest of it.

ONE-MONTH POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS WITH THE STEPS CENTRE: APPLY BY 30TH JUNE

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for postdoctoral researchers to engage with the STEPS Centre during a one month period based in Sussex. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2010. The ESRC STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre is a global research and policy engagement hub based in Sussex, drawing…

“ARE YOU A REVOLUTIONARY?”

On my way to South America to attend three roundtable events for the STEPS project ‘Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto’. I just finished the first leg, London – New York City, where I plan to stay overnight to acclimatise to the time difference before I continue on to Venezuela. About an hour into the…

UN NUEVO MANIFIESTO – LATIN AMERICA

Three Manifesto roundtables will take place in Latin America in March: 5 March: Caracas, Venezuela 10 March: Buenos Aires, Argentina 12 March: Cali, Colombia Elisa Arond from the STEPS Centre will be travelling to all of these events, so we’ll have much more to say about them in due course…

CONCLAVE OF AFRO-ASIAN YOUNG SCIENTISTS: GEOENGINEERING – THE STUFF OF HOLLYWOOD

By Harriet Le Bris, STEPS Centre member When I first heard about geoengineering at last year’s STEPS Centre Symposium, my mouth dropped open as I stared in disbelief at the PowerPoint slides that flashed up like scenes from a sci-fi B-movie. So I was thrilled to see in the programme that the first session at…

GUARDIAN VIDEO: MELISSA LEACH ON PAYING THE CLIMATE CHANGE BILL

In the run up to the Copenhagen conference on climate change, here’s Melissa Leach from the STEPS Centre talking about how to pay the climate change bill. Payments from industrialised countries to developing countries are one method of footing the bill (for example, to help them reduce emissions or invest in clean technologies). But how…

STEPS CENTRE WATER SYMPOSIUM

By Julia Day An opportunity to break out of conventional thinking and forge new alliances has enticed more than 40 water and sanitation development experts gather in Brighton today for the STEPS Centre’s Water Symposium. As part of our on-going research in the water and sanitation, Lyla Mehta and Synne Movik have convened this meeting…

STEPS SYMPOSIUM: REALITY CHECK

By Katharina Welle, STEPS Centre PhD student The New Manifesto, presented by Adrian Ely on day one of the STEPS Centre Symposium, argues for three crucial shifts in thinking about innovation for development and sustainability: directions, diversity and distribution. But, how can these conceptual arguments be applied to address the realities faced by poor people…