Category Archives: Sustainability policy

Mar 18 2016

COP21 & the Greening of Paris: Célia Blauel comes to LSE

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  “There were some days when I thought: wow, this is so great! There are people from all over the world, coming to Paris, to save the planet.  And then, there were days when I thought: but wait, if this … Continue reading

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Jan 11 2016

Three things I learnt at COP 21

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    Is it such a bad thing that the UN climate agreement isn’t legally binding?   And how does climate change affect gender equality, and migration?  Now the dust has started to settle on the COP 21 climate summit, Fannie … Continue reading

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Nov 17 2015

Sustainable development in Nigeria

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Nigeria currently faces a number of inter-connected sustainable development challenges – pollution from the oil industry, land-use change, flooding, as well as the need for economic diversity and enhanced public infrastructure.  Thomas Israel Mayomi, prospective LSE Development Studies student, unpacks … Continue reading

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Nov 9 2015

8 things I learnt at Energy Live 2015

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  The Energy Live 2015 conference line-up looked like a who’s who of movers and shakers in the energy world, starring MPs and policy makers, industry leaders, consumers, energy managers and more.  Jon Emmett went along to join the debate. … Continue reading

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Aug 12 2015

Volunteering opened my eyes and enriched my university experience

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Laura Price’s work as Fundraiser and Student Liaison Co-ordinator for FoodCycle earned her a nomination for LSE’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year award. FoodCycle LSE was also named LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year at the 2015 LSE Volunteers Awards in the summer term. Organised … Continue reading

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Nov 24 2014

From Crisis to Creation: building a sustainable financial system

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Nick Robins, Co-director of the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, makes the case for a set of policy measures that he argues would make the global finance system more efficient, more environmentally and socially sustainable, … Continue reading

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Sep 26 2014

Urban greening in the City of London

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Michelle Warbis, LSE Environment and Development student, proposes an amendment to the  City of London’s  ‘Community Infrastructure Levy’ that could promote the growth of urban green space in the Capital – despite a policy landscape that has previously hampered greening … Continue reading

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Jul 30 2014

Environmental Management Systems: past, present and future

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Last week, LSE achieved re-certification for ISO 14001 – an international standard that recognises we have robust systems in place to continually improve our environmental impacts, in the form of our ‘Environmental Management System’ (EMS).  This was the third year … Continue reading

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May 19 2014

EAUC Annual Conference 2014

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Elena Rivilla-Lutterkort, Sustainability Officer at LSE, looks back at the annual conference of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC), a national network that drives sustainability in further and higher education.  She found optimism, stimulating debate, and ideas for … Continue reading

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May 6 2014

Environmental policy in practice

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Mike Athay, MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation student at LSE, looks back on a field trip to Northern Ireland.  Having studied the theory of environmental policy, students had the opportunity to experience its application up close, allowing them to reflect … Continue reading

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