The SDRN’s Annual Conference: Sustainable development in the UK in 2020 is to take place on Tuesday, 28th January at the BIS Conference Centre in London.
The UK has committed to a range of nationally and internationally-set sustainable development goals. These include the Millennium Development Goals due to end in 2015, the new Europe 2020 goals following on from the Lisbon Strategy and a number of sustainability targets.
This year’s Sustainable Development Research Network conference will look at the progress and challenges of meeting some of these goals and achieving sustainable development in relation to a number of key areas, including: evidence, tools and policy evaluation; economic growth; policy-making and engaging the public; natural capital; and renewable energy. The conference will consider: if we are on track; whether we have the rights tools, research programmes, policies and approaches to help get us there; what the barriers to success are and what can be done to help overcome them?
I’ll be going, as it looks an informative day with authoritative speakers, and also to see if anyone mentions education. Judging by the speakers, this seems unlikely. See you there?