Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sustainable Development – Who Pays? The preliminary outcomes

Well, that’s preparatory event three complete. A massive thank-you to everyone who has attended, helped plan or helped run these events – they really have been worthwhile, certainly from our point of view, and I hope from yours too. As promised, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development – Who Pays? Let’s Get Debate Number 3 Started!

On Wednesday 30 November, we will be holding the last of our preparatory events before our Rio+20 symposium in December, on the topic of the Role of Private Sector in Sustainable Development. At this event, students and other young people … Continue reading

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Do You Have To Be Rich To Be Green? The preliminary outcomes!

So, our second preparatory event is over, but thanks to everyone who attended for a lively and informative debate.  As with the first event, we’re still working on pulling together all of your discussions and will have something available as … Continue reading

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Is Aid Bad? The preliminary outcomes!

So, following an extremely successful first preparatory Rio+20 event last week, we’re now looking forward to preparatory event number 2 but also working hard on interpreting and presenting the findings from the first session. We will have a fuller report … Continue reading

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Gosforth Park Proposals: a response

On behalf of the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, at Newcastle University, I am writing this to express complete dismay at the proposals to build some 600 houses on currently open land in the Salter’s Lane Neighbourhood Growth Area, … Continue reading

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Transports of delight – and dismay!

On Tuesday I gave a welcome address at the Intelligent Transport Society’s ‘Smart Environments Interest Group’, chaired by my eminent colleague Professor Margaret Bell, which held its meeting here for the first time (they are normally held in London). We … Continue reading

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Applehood and Mother Pie!

On Tuesday evening, 8 November, we were treated to a fantastic, informative and enjoyable Public Lecture by Professor Tim Jackson from the University of Surrey. Professor Jackson, for the few of you who may not know, is Professor of Sustainable … Continue reading

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Northumbrian Water: powering ahead

Following the signing of a Research Concordat between the University and Northumbrian Water Ltd in June 2011, the pace of interaction between teams from both organisations is accelerating, and yielding all sorts of ideas for collaborative research on sustainability issues … Continue reading

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Do You Have To Be Rich To Be Green? Let’s Get Debate Number 2 Started!

On Wednesday (16 November), we will be holding the second of our Rio+20-linked events, on the topic of Green Economy and Poverty Eradication. At this event, students and other young people from across the region will be debating a range of … Continue reading

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Is Aid Bad? Let’s get the debate started

On Wednesday (9 November), we will be holding the first of our Rio+20-linked events, on the topic of South-South Cooperation. At this event, around 120 of our students and other young people from across the region will be debating a … Continue reading

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