Talks and Presentations

  • So what should we do about this sad story? 

    Here is Jorgan Randers on what to do about the environmental crisis we are in.  The pdf is adapted from his 2012 lecture in the 10th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series in Sustainable Development, hosted by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability...

  • From Holocene to Anthropocene

    Today's post is by Stephen Martin who attended the inaugural WWF Living Planet Lecture, that took place at the Royal Society on November 3rd, where the guest speakers included Sir David Attenborough and Professor Johan Rockstrom.  Steve writes: Professor Johan Rockstrom was the main...

  • Another blog from Madison

    Here's a link to another of the thoughts from Morgan Phillips about his time with NAAEE in Madison.  This is how it begins: "The NAAEE Annual Conference is in its 45th year, fourteen years ago conference decided it needed to...

  • Another day; another Manchester symposium

    I see that there's another dodgy-sounding symposium in Manchester next March.  Its prolix title is: Symposium on Implementing Sustainability in the Curriculum of Universities: teaching approaches, methods, examples and case studies The dreary blurb says: "One of the major barriers to...

  • Cross-Generational Understandings of Environment and Climate Change

    I went to a seminar on Cross-Generational Understandings of Environment and Climate Change: public attitudes, education and international experience at Pembroke College, Cambridge, the other week.  It was good to be back in the Fens, even if the fast train from Tottenham...

  • Subjective well-being over the life course: evidence and policy implications

    This the prolix title of an international conference in London on 12/13 December at the LSE.   It's asking: Why should governments care about people’s wellbeing, and How would policy change if raising wellbeing was the objective? The conference blurb says:...

  • FEN 0 – Liberal or neoliberal – which is it?

    In preparation for a Cambridge PhD seminar later this week, organised by the splendid Elsa Lee, I've been asked to prepare a ... "5 minute introduction that gives a flavour of your worldview (broadly conceived to include your axiological, ontological and...

  • Sharing Cities: a case for being truly smart and sustainable

    On Tuesday 10 May, Julian Agyeman, from Tufts University in the USA, will be speaking at the Watershed in Bristol on: Sharing Cities.  He'll be exploring his latest book, explaining how the concept of sharing offers cities the opportunity to connect smart...

  • Motivated rejection of (climate) science: causes, tools, and effects

    This was the title of the I-SEE seminar the other week by Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol.  This is his Abstract: "Although the relevant scientific community long ago settled on the conclusion that human economic activities...

  • A Sustainable West Midlands?

    I went to a well organised West Midlands Sustainable Schools network yesterday.  We met on the top floor of the CUBE and its over-hanging, vertiginous heights reminded me of the mercifully brief time I spent at Ocean City; sadly, in Birmingham,...