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…

The First Image of Earth from Space

“Earthrise, December 1968 – the first picture of our world taken from space was published 40 years ago this week and still retains its haunting power”


By Julian Pineres Ramirez, PhD student, CENTRIM, Brighton University “What opportunities are presented by the global redistribution of innovative activity?” was the title of Session 3. The questions of how knowledge can be spread around the world, and how less advantaged regions could capture part of its economic and social benefits, remain a concern for…

STEPS Centre Symposium ’09: Multimedia

The STEPS Centre’s Annual Symposium focussed on our New Manifesto project. We attempted to capture a flavour of the discussions by recording video interviews, taking photos, by bloggers  contributing  thier thoughts and by making speaker presentations available.

UNU-IAS: S&T for Sustainable Societies

An Initiative by the United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies on Science and Technology for Sustainable Societies

Workshop: International Science and Technology Cooperation for Sustainable Development

This Workshop on ‘International Science and Technology Cooperation for Sustainable Development’ was held near Johannesburg, South Africa, 21-22 November 2005 by the OECD and South African Department of Science and Technology, and followed on the Declaration on International S&T Cooperation for Sustainable Development adopted in January 2004.

World Summit on Sustainable Development

The World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg in August 2002, addressed emerging and critical issues for the future, reflecting a global shift in emphasis since 1992, from environmental concerns to the more holistic approach of sustainable development focusing on the interrelationships of environment, society, and economy.

About the STEPS Centre

The ESRC STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement hub uniting development studies with science and technology studies.


By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member See photos from this event (Flickr link) We’re delighted to have Dr Padmashree Gehl Sampath of the United Nations University with us today to talk about ‘Promoting Knowledge Generation through Intellectual property in Late Development’, as part of the Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto project. While the centrality…