SUSTAINABILITY IN TURBULENT TIMES CONFERENCE

Thursday, 16th March 2017
London

SUSTAINABILITY IN TURBULENT TIMES: HOW CAN RESEARCH, POLICY AND BUSINESS MEET GLOBAL CHALLENGES?

The Nexus Network annual conference, in association with Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity and the Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus.

INTRODUCTION

These are turbulent times in which to advance sustainable development. Join 350 professionals from academia, policy, business and civil society to explore how research, policy and business can meet these global challenges.

Over the next few years, the British exit from the EU, the new US administration, and unpredictable waves of populism and authoritarianism are likely to recast key environmental and social policies and to have profound effects on the prospects for sustainable prosperity. International frameworks of governance and collaboration will need to be redesigned, and the legitimacy of some forms of expertise and evidence are being called into question.

FOCUS

With a focus on the food-water-energy nexus, the Nexus Network annual conference, in association with the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity and the Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus, will

  • explore the future of environmental policy
  • examine the relationship between prosperity, inequality and sustainability
  • debate the role of expertise and emotion in policy making
  • consider practical approaches to navigating complexity.