- Children and the Environment
- ELiCiT (Exploring lifestyle changes in transition)
- Foundations for Sustainable Living
- Mapping Rebound Effects
- PASSAGE (Prosperity and Sustainability in the Green Economy)
- Policy Dialogue
- Price Responsiveness of Demand in Energy
- Resilience and Sustainable Lifestyles
- Sustainability Transitions in Food Systems
- Sustainable Living in Remote Rural Scotland
Ian Christie speaks at Communicate 2013 conference
As part of a plenary session on 'liberating stories' concerning environmentally conscious lifestyles and value, Ian Christie gave a presentation at the recent Communicate 2013: Stories for Change conference. Ian's talk essentially drew on the SLRG ELiciT project work and presented its understanding that people who are undergoing significant transitions in their lives (e.g. moving home, arrival of first child) seem to be particularly receptive to messages and incentives concerning sustainable consumption...Read more
SLRG contributing to new UNESCO/ISSC publication
"Sustainable consumption and lifestyles? Children and youth in cities" (by i.a. Bronwyn Hayward, Ian Christie and Tim Jackson) focuses on one of the world’s first online qualitative global surveys of young consumers and their lifestyles. The discussion highlights how the survey has informed subsequent planning for a new mixed-method global study of urban youth, CYCLES for sustainability...Read more
New SLRG publication by Rebecca White and Andrew Stirling
Titled "Sustaining trajectories towards sustainability: Dynamics and diversity in UK communal growing activities", SLRG research fellows Rebecca White and Andrew Stirling publish their project findings in Global Environmental Change...Read more
Tim Jackson and Peter Victor to present their new report at CANSEE 2013
The report "Green Economy at Community Scale", published by the Metcalf Foundation, explores the concept of the green economy as a potential solution to multiple challenges including climate change, biodiversity loss, resource scarcity, and financial instability. It is drawn from the authors’ original analysis of the flow of natural and financial assets at the national level. It analyses conceptual foundations, and provides empirical evidence, for more sustainable community-based economic activities...Read more
Tim Jackson at Brazilian book launch of Prosperity Without Growth, 28 Oct 2013
The Brazilian translation of Prosperity Without Growth was officially launched on 28 October 2013 in São Paulo. With its title "Prosperidade Sem Crescimento – Vida Boa em um Planeta Finito", it is one of 17 translations of Tim's economics for a finite planet.
Ian Christie at Unilever Roundtable for Sustainable Living, 23 October 2013
On 23 October 2013, Ian Christie took part in the latest roundtable in a series organised by Unilever on their sustainable living strategy. Drawing on insights from academic research and community practice on behaviour change, values and sustainable consumption, Ian presented findings from the SLRG and RESOLVE programmes and has been a contributor to each of the strategy workshops held by the company to date with internal and external experts on sustainable consumption.
Tim Jackson gives sustainability lecture at Københavns Universitet, 23 October 2013, 10 am (CEST)
As part of the Copenhagen sustainability lecture series, Tim's talk explored the dimensions of the green economy, arguing that we must look beyond the politics of austerity and the irresponsibility of the 'casino economy' if we are to find realistic pathways out of the financial crisis. Tim's solutions emphasise the role of enterprise, the nature of employment, the structure of investment and the role of the money supply in sustainable recovery...Read more
Tim Jackson gave Keynote at Triodos Dag 2013
The Belgian branch of Triodos Bank, the European reference in sustainable banking, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a public event – the Triodos Day, taking place in Brussels on Sunday 13 October. Tim Jackson gave a keynote talk on Properity without Growth. Following the talk, he and Olivier Marquet (Director of Tiodos Bank) explored the possibilities and challenges of sustainable banking as an engine for a different kind of economy...Stream here
SLRG contributions to new nef-publication "Time on our side: why we we all need a shorter working week"
In his commentary "The trouble with productivity" SLRG Director Tim Jackson challenges the argument that more labour productivity inevitably leads to more growth and more jobs. The SLRG output "Time, gender and carbon" by Angela Druckman, Ian Buck, Bronwyn Hayward and Tim Jackson discusses the necessities to change the way we do things in our daily lives with respect to the UK’s challenging targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions...read more
Explore Bronwyn Hayward's Blog
In the spirit of her book "Children, Citizenship and Environment: Nuturing a democratic imagination in a changing world" Bronwyn regularly writes about her work, her inspired insights as well as regional socio-political matters of urgency and interest. Find her blog here.
SLRG Research assistant Sylvia Nissen has been awarded this year's Kate Sheppard Memorial scholarship
The award is designed "to provide an opportunity for a woman to develop her potential by undertaking further education, study, research or training in areas which are of value in the community of New Zealand." Congratulations to Sylvia!