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10th Annual Sustainable Development Lecture Series 2012

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Six talks have been confirmed for Spring 2012 for the 10th Annual Lecture Series in Sustainable Development. This year the series has been organised jointly by the Engineering Department’s Centre for Sustainable Development and the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. These events are free public lectures open to all and details are as follows:

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If you have a question about this list, please contact: Dr Dick Fenner. If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser.

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The next 40 years

UserProfessor Jorgen Randers (Professor of Climate Strategy at the Norwegian Business School ; Co-author of Limits to Growth).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 14 March 2012, 18:00-19:30

Making peace with the Earth

UserDr Vandana Shiva ( Navdanya International, India and the International Forum on Globalisation).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 07 March 2012, 18:00-19:30

Sustainable capitalism: if not now, when?

UserJonathon Porritt CBE (Director of Sustainability, Forum for the Future).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 29 February 2012, 18:00-19:30

Making Progress Toward Sustainable Societies in the Context of Global Climate Change

UserDr Don Huisingh (Senior Scientist in Sustainable Development, University of Tennessee ).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 15 February 2012, 18:00-19:30

The power of markets to protect nature

UserIan Cheshire (Group Chief Executive, Kingfisher Group).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 08 February 2012, 18:00-19:30

Sustainable Materials - with both eyes open

UserDr Julian Allwood (Cambridge University Engineering Department).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 01 February 2012, 18:00-19:30

Urban water security - a possibility or pipedream?

UserDr Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, Director, School of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida.

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 04 May 2011, 18:00-19:30

Decarbonising the transport system

UserProfessor David Cebon and Professor Nick Collings ( Cambridge University Engineering Department) and Mark White (Jaguar Land Rover).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 16 March 2011, 18:00-19:30

Managing the risks of regional climate change using knowledge action networks

UserProfesor Charles Kennel (University of California, San Diego; formerly , Director of the Scripps Institute of Oceanogaphy).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 09 March 2011, 18:00-19:30

A Sustainable Future- The Leadership Challenge of our Time

UserDr Goran Carstedt ( Chairman of the Natural Step International and Senior Director of the Clinton Climate Change Initiative).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 02 March 2011, 18:00-19:30

Sustainable Energy - an industry view on the obstacles and opportunities

UserProfessor Ellen Williams ( BP Chief Scientist, formerly Director of University of Maryland Material Research Science and Engineering Centre).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 23 February 2011, 18:00-19:30

Sustainability and the Perfect Storm (title to be confirmed)

UserProfessor Sir John Beddington (Government Chief Scientific Advisor and Head of the Government Office for Science).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 02 February 2011, 18:00-19:30

Energy Security and UK Energy Policy

UserProfessor Ian Fells (Emeritus Professor of Energy Conversion at Newcastle University).

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 26 January 2011, 18:00-19:30

Taming leviathan - dealing with (dis)integrated water management (RESCHEDULED from 21st April)

This talk has been re-scheduled for 12th May, (postponed from 21st April)

UserProfessor Richard Ashley, Peninne Water Group, Sheffield University.

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 12 May 2010, 18:00-19:30

Sustainability in action at University of California San Diego: the campus as a living laboratory

UserProfessor Paul Linden, Director Sustainability Solutions Institute, University of California, San Diego.

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 05 May 2010, 18:00-19:30

Delivering genuine sustainability in the built environment - obstacles and opportunities

UserDr David Strong CEO, Inbuilt Ltd; Board Member of UK Green Building Council.

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 10 March 2010, 18:00-19:30

Cities of the Future

UserPaul Brown, Executive Vice President CDM Camp Dresser and McKee Inc..

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 24 February 2010, 18:00-19:30

You must be joking; Cities as a force for good in the environment

UserProfessor Bruce Beck, University of Georgia.

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 17 February 2010, 18:00-19:30

Roadmap to 2050

UserProfessor David MacKay, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate.

House Cambridge University Engineering Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 27 January 2010, 18:00-19:30

Cradle to Cradle Design

UserBill McDonough William McDonough and Partners.

House Cambridge Unuiversity Engineerintg Department, LR0.

ClockWednesday 07 October 2009, 18:00-19:30

William MCDonough (CANCELLED)

UserWilliam McDonough Author of "Cradle to Cradle".

HouseCANCELLED.

ClockWednesday 06 May 2009, 00:00-00:00

Innovating to sustainability

UserProfessor Charles Ainger, MWH Ltd and Centre for Sustainable Development, Cambridge University.

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 11 March 2009, 18:00-19:30

ELCF - Engineering for a Low Carbon Future (seminar series)

The role of fuel cell technology in a low carbon economy

UserNigel Brandon, Professor of Sustainable Development in Energy - Imperial College.

HouseLR2, Engineering Department, Inglis Building.

ClockWednesday 04 March 2009, 17:00-18:00

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Departmental Seminars

Sustainable Organic Fuels for Transport

UserDr Richard Pearson, Lotus Engineering, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

HouseLecture Theatre 1, Department of Chemical Engineering.

ClockWednesday 04 March 2009, 15:30-16:30

Wildlife and Environment

Alternatives to Fossil Fuels

David MacKay is a wonderful speaker: lively, funny, wonderfully clear and easy to follow. Do not think that you cannot understand the problem, or that talks by professors of physics are not for you. Professors are not what they used to be!

UserDavid MacKay, Professor in the Department of Physics, CU.

HouseSt John's Church Hall, Hills Road, opposite Homerton College.

ClockWednesday 25 February 2009, 19:30-21:45

Sustainability in the resources sector

UserPaul Skinner Chairman Rio Tinto.

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 25 February 2009, 18:00-19:30

A sustainable technology strategy for engineers

UserDr Karel Muldur, TU Delft The Netherlands.

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 18 February 2009, 18:00-19:30

Water, health and sustainable development

UserDr Jamie Bartram, Co-ordinator of Water, Sanitation and Health at the World Health Organisation.

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 11 February 2009, 18:00-19:30

Sustainable Development - great green dream or impossible ambition?

UserTony Juniper, former Director of Friends of the Earth.

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 04 February 2009, 18:00-19:30

The role of engineering in entering the ecological age

UserPeter Head OBE FREng FRSA Director of Sustainability, Arup.

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 28 January 2009, 18:00-19:30

Climate Change and Ecosystem Services: Science, Economics and Ethics

UserProfessor Robert Watson (Chief Scientific Advisor, DEFRA and Director of Strategic Development at the Tyndall Centre).

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 30 April 2008, 18:00-19:30

Carbon Footprinting: Industry, People, the Universe and Everything

UserProfessor Adisa Azapagic (Manchester University).

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 12 March 2008, 18:00-19:30

Sustainable Development in the Built Environment; Progress or Procrastination?

UserProfessor Peter Brandon and Dr Patrizia Lombardi (Salford University).

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 27 February 2008, 18:00-19:30

Creating a Better Place - the Environment Agency - and shaping sustainability

UserBaroness Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Environment Agency.

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 13 February 2008, 18:00-19:30

Sustainable Development

UserProfessor Sir David King (Chief Scientific Advisor to HM Government).

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 02 May 2007, 18:00-19:30

Why sustainable development might be bad for the environment

UserProfessor Susan Owens, Cambridge University.

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 25 April 2007, 18:00-19:30

One Planet Living

UserPooran Desai OBE (Technical Director and co-founder of Bioregional).

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 07 March 2007, 18:00-19:30

Can we quantify sustainability ?

UserProfessor Richard Darton, Oxford University.

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 28 February 2007, 18:00-19:30

When the Rivers Run Dry

UserFred Pearce, New Scientist.

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 21 February 2007, 18:00-19:30

The promise of energy biosciences

UserDr Steven Koonin (Chief Scientist, BP).

HouseLecture Theatre 0, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street.

ClockWednesday 07 February 2007, 18:00-19:30

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