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subject: SDR-Network Mailing: 18 November 2003
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Contents:

1. RURAL DELIVERY REPORT

2. DfT HORIZONS RESEARCH CALL

3. ESRC RESEARCH SEMINARS COMPETITION

4. GREENING GOVERNMENT 2003 NEW EAC REPORT

5. FUTURE OF UK ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

6. LSE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND GOVERNANCE

7. EARTHSCAN HAS A NEW HOME

8. 'HAPPINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY' - INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR HEALTH & SOCIETY UCL

9. SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION 04 - C A LL F O R P A P E R S

10. SOCIAL MARKET FOUNDATION SEMINAR: 'SHARING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR PUBLIC SPACES

11. Policy Studies Institute job opportunities

12. CORPORATE PROGRAMMES OFFICER AT EARTHWATCH EUROPE

13. HEAD, TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR IPCC

14. INSTITUTE OF ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

15. MARIE CURIE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

16. RESEARCHER - THE CLIMATE GROUP/CONFERENCE OF THE REDUCERS


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[3]www.sustainable-development.gov.uk


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1. RURAL DELIVERY REPORT

In November 2002, Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs, invited Lord Haskins to carry out an independent review of the arrangements for
delivering government rural polices in England. Lord Haskins report, which includes 33
separate recommendations for improving delivery of rural policies, has now been completed
and was published on 11 November 2003. For details see
[4]http://www.defra.gov.uk/rural/ruraldelivery/default.htm

DEFRA has begun work on a detailed response, which will be published in the Spring of next
year. Comments or suggestions can be sent by e-mail to the Defra implementation team at:
[5]ruraldeliveryprogramme@defra.gsi.gov.uk. It may not be possible to answer every e-mail
individually, but the Q&A will be updated regularly with answers to the questions we
receive. Please check online for these regular updates, which can be found in the Rural
Delivery Review section of our website.


2. DfT HORIZONS RESEARCH CALL

The DfT is looking to support innovative research about future challenges and opportunities
with a horizon of between 10 and 30 years. Proposals are sought that either: a) research
issues that may affect meeting, in the longer term, DfT's objective, or b) look at the
specific impacts on transport of new technologies.

The first Call for the new programme is now on the science and research pages of the DfT
website. This gives fuller details of the type of research proposal DfT are interested in
and how to express interest in the programme. News about the progress of the programme and
supported projects will be published on the website regularly. See:

[6]http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_science/documents/page/dft_science_025627.hcsp


3. ESRC RESEARCH SEMINARS COMPETITION

Information regarding the 2003/4 call for the ESRCs annual seminar competitions is now
available on the ESRC website at:
[7]http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCContent/researchfunding/seminars.asp


4. GREENING GOVERNMENT 2003 NEW EAC REPORT

Greening Government is the process of incorporating environmental objectives in both
operational aspects of departmental performance and policy appraisal and development. As
part of its audit role in holding departments to account, the Environmental Audit Committee
has published its latest report on this topic, Greening Government 2003, HC 961 of Session
2002-03. The Committee's report, Greening Government 2003, is available on the Committee's
website at
[8]www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/environmental_audit_committee.cfm. It
offers a critical analysis of the Governments Sustainable Development in Government: First
Annual Report, published in November 2002, which is at
[9]http://www.sustainable-development.gov.uk/sdig/reports/index.htm


5. FUTURE OF UK ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

The final report of the review of the future of the environmental science in the UK,
commissioned by the Environmental Research Funders Forum is now available together with the
Forums initial responses to the recommendations made. See

[10]www.erff.org.uk/whatsnew.asp


6. LSE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND GOVERNANCE

The LSE have established a new Research Centre for Environmental Policy and Governance. The
Director is Professor Yvonne Rydin and enquiries can be made to

Y.RydinatXYZxyz.ac.uk or [11]environ.policy@lse.ac.uk Further details can be found at

[12]http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/geographyAndEnvironment/CEPG/

Among two of the first public events organised by the Centre are:

- a talk by the Canadian Ambassador for the Environment on Canada's approach to sustainable
development (at 1.00pm on Thursday 20th November in D302 at LSE); and

- a debate on GMOs and agricultural policy with a panel comprising Michael Meacher, Ben
Gill, Chris Pollack, George Gaskell and Tim Dyson (at 6.30pm on Thurday 27th November in
the Old Theatre at LSE).

All are welcome


7. EARTHSCAN HAS A NEW HOME

Earthscan was originally founded by the International Institute for Environment and
Development, and for the last 12 years we have been a subsidiary of Kogan Page, a publisher
of business and management books. Earthscan has now joined forces with James & James, an
environmental technology publisher in order to create a more focused, dynamic and effective
publisher on environmental and development issues. Earthscan staff and operations will all
shortly be moving to the J&J offices in Camden, London. Earthscan plan to expand their
publishing to meet the demands of the constituencies they serve through the range of media
that J&J already publish in, and which include directories and reference works, journals
and magazines, as well as books.

If you would like to receive future announcements from Earthscan, including new titles and
special offers, please ensure that you are on our e-newsletter mailing list by subscribing
at [13]www.earthscan.co.uk


8. 'HAPPINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY' - INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR HEALTH & SOCIETY UCL

2003 Seminar Series

Monday 1 December 5.00pm

RSVP attendance essential

Richard Layard, Director of the Programme on Well-Being, London School of Economics

Abstract: Despite economic growth, longer holidays and better health, happiness has
stagnated in Britain over the last 50 years. The main reason has been excessive focus on
incentives for individual wealth creation and inadequate focus on the practical ways in
which misery can be reduced and happiness increased. Policy implications include the
following.

I. Since much income generation is aimed at improving relative income (a zero-sum game),
taxation is less inefficient than is usually supposed.

II. Far more resources should go on treating mental illness, and on related research.

III. There is no need to increase mobility, which increases crime and damages families.

IV. Excessive individualism generates anxiety and should be replaced by a new commitment to
the common good (ie the greatest happiness of all).

V. Social science research should be refocused towards explaining happiness and what we can
do to affect it.

RSVP seminar attendance by 28/11/03, E-mail: [14]ichs@public-health.ucl.ac.uk

(indicating any special needs and for directions to the seminar room)

See also [15]www.ucl.ac.uk/epidemiology


9. SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION 04 - C A LL F O R P A P E R S
Creating and developing sustainable and responsible new business models
Towards Sustainable Product Design 9
9th International Conference
25th - 26th October 2004
Bush Hotel, Farnham, Surrey, UK
Conference topics
Sustainable Innovation 04 welcomes conceptual and research-based papers
covering sustainable and responsible business innovation in the context of
a range of issues:
* Market development
* Technology development
* New business models
* Entrepreneurship
* Stimulating innovation
* Products and service development
* Product Service Systems (PSS)
* Marketing and communications
* Business development
* Co-development
* Network management
Living laboratory
Sustainable Innovation 04 welcomes blue-sky, thought-provoking, radical concepts and ideas
with an emphasis on new business models rather than solutions focused on 'business as
usual'. Submission details: please email, fax or post 500 words describing your proposed
paper by 31st January 2004. The paper will then be sent to the Advisory Board for
evaluation and authors will be given feedback by the end of February.
Living laboratory: please email, fax or post 2 pages that a) visualise, b) describe your
proposed sustainable business, product, service or PSS concept and c) outline the
financial, social and environmental impacts (both positive and negative) of your idea.
Please send your outline by 31st January 2004. Proposals will then be sent to the Advisory
Board for evaluation and feedback will be returned by the end of February with successful
entrants asked to present their concepts at the event. A template will be downloadable from
[16]www.cfsd.org.uk/events/tspd9
For full details of this call for papers see: [17]www.cfsd.org.uk
10. SOCIAL MARKET FOUNDATION SEMINAR: 'SHARING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR PUBLIC SPACES
Speaker: Rt. Hon Alun Michael, MP
Tuesday 11th December 2003, 1-2.30 pm
Social Market Foundation, 11 Tufton Street, London SW1
On launching the Defra consultation document earlier this year, Alun Michael remarked that
'successful, thriving and prosperous communities are characterized by streets, parks and
open spaces that are clean safe and attractive.tackling failure such as litter graffiti,
etc is for many the top public service priority'. In this seminar, he will be looking at
how government, business, the voluntary sector and other interested parties
can collaborate in making our public spaces 'fit for habitation'.

To attend this seminar contact Annette Bullen, at the Social Market Foundation on 020 7227
4401 or email [18]abullen@smf.co.uk
11. Policy Studies Institute job opportunities

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Westminster

Environmental Policy Research

Research Fellow: �21,379-�32,424 pa incl LWA

Research Officer: �19,139-�24,804 pa incl LWA

The Policy Studies Institute Institute (PSI), one of Britains leading social and economic
research institutes, is expanding its Environment Group. The Group is led by Professor Paul
Ekins and includes Professor Jim Skea, Director of the Institute. The Group takes a
problem-focused, interdisciplinary approach. The approach to research is team-based,
problem-focused and interdisciplinary. Successful candidates will be appointed to the
Institutes permanent staff and may work on a number of different projects.

We are making two types of appointment. We are looking for a Research Fellow with
quantitative analytical skills relating to the environment and sustainable development,
especially those linking energy, the environment and the economy, such as econometrics,
inputoutput analysis and energy-environment modelling. This person would be expected to
work initially on a European project addressing the implications for industrial
competitiveness of environmental tax reform (COMETR).

The other appointment will be for a Research Officer to work on a project which is being
taken forward as part of the Sustainable Hydrogen Economy Consortium (SHEC), one of four
such consortia funded over four years by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research
Council (EPSRC). The work will entail keeping up to date with developments in all aspects
of development in hydrogen technology, contributing to the characterisation of that
technology and helping to develop scenarios that envisage it becoming a major fuel. The
work will also entail some basic project administration. Other work packages in the project
will be developed as the Consortium timetable unfolds.

We are looking for people with broad research experience and quantitative skills relating
to environmental economics and/or policies. The Research Fellow will have a post-graduate
degree in a relevant subject, or a good first degree and several years research experience.
The Research Officer will have a good first degree in a relevant discipline and may also
have a post-graduate qualification.

For an application form and further details, visit [19]www.psi.org.uk or contact Hilary
Salter, Policy Studies Institute, 100 Park Village East, London NW1 3SR, Tel:
020-7468-2219, e-mail: [20]salterh@psi.org.uk. Informal enquiries should initially be made
via Hilary Salter. Closing date: 5pm Friday 5 December 2003


12. CORPORATE PROGRAMMES OFFICER AT EARTHWATCH EUROPE

Earthwatch has an active programme working with the corporate sector, aiming to promote
awareness of, and action on, environmental and sustainability issues throughout companies
and their employees. We engage with senior corporate mangers, hold a series of events,
produce publications and playing the role of an informed 'stakeholder' in our member
companies. We are working on a portfolio of projects and partnerships to support and
promote corporate action for biodiversity on an international scale.

We are looking for an bright and highly motivated team player with an interest in corporate
social responsibility and environmental sustainability to work in our Corporate Programmes
team. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an ability to work with partner and donor
organisations at a range of levels, and have an understanding of the interface between the
private and NGO sector. The ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines is
important, as are IT and admin skills. The role will require hands-on management of ongoing
activities, as well as taking part in developing Earthwatch's overall role within the
corporate sector. Candidates must have excellent written and spoken English and a second
European language would be an advantage.

This is a permanent full time position with opportunities for the right person to develop
significantly within the role.

Location: Oxford, UK

Salary: �19,000 (tbc)

Application deadline: Thursday 27th November

Send CV to: David Davies, Personnel Officer ddaviesatXYZxyzthwatch.org.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1865 318874


13. HEAD, TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR IPCC

�45,257 -�67,885

Permanent post (or possibly a 4-year secondment)at the Met Office,Exeter

The Met Office is the UK s national meteorological service, providing weather
forecasts,observations, limate and environmental data for a variety of customers.

The Met Office s Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research is seeking a senior
scientist with excellent management and organisational abilities to lead the Technical

Support Unit for Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC).This unit has the responsibility for co-ordinating international teams of experts

in the preparation of IPCC assessment reports of knowledge on impacts, adaptation and
vulnerability to climate change. IPCC assessment reports are accepted worldwide as one of

the most authoritative sources of information on climate change for policy makers and
experts in academia, government and industry. Fields of particular relevance include:
water, health, agriculture and biodiversity; experience in climate impacts/adaptation in
one or more of these and other areas would be essential. You must have: a good degree in a
relevant scientific subject and a PhD,or equivalent post-graduate research experience, in
at least two or more aspects of climate change impacts assessment or adaptation to climate
change;

at least 10 years experience in both management and research, including at least 2 years at
the international level. The Met Office offers a choice of final salary and stakeholder

pensions, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best. Career
prospects for non-UK nationals may be limited. Staff have a mobility commitment. The Met
Office is

an Equal Opportunities employer. Visit our web site [21]www.metoffice.com

The closing date for applications is 21 November 2003.

Interviews will be held during December 2003.

Application forms and further information:

Capita RAS Innovation Court New Street

Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 7JB

Tel:01325 745500 (24 hours) [22]www.capitaras.co.uk

Please quote reference B7407


14. INSTITUTE OF ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Junior Research Fellow: Community Energy Initiatives

�11,962 - �21,125 pa (appointment likely to be made from �17,624 - �20,311 pa)

Pay award pending

Fixed Term for two years, commencing January 2004 or as soon as feasible thereafter

The Institute is a founder member of the prestigious Faraday Partnership for Integration of
New and Renewable Energy in Buildings and seeks to make a worthwhile and significant
contribution to sustainable development through multidisciplinary research, consultancy and
learning provision.

A highly motivated social scientist is required to play a leading role in the ESRC
Sustainable Technologies Programme project Community Energy Initiatives: Embedding
Sustainable Technology at the Local Level. This project involves collaboration between De
Montfort University, Staffordshire University and the University of Northumbria and is
supported by a range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations.

Your role will be to evaluate the role of community initiatives in the embedding of
sustainable energy technologies in the UK. You will examine the emergence of
community-orientated programmes within national policy, the conditions under which
different forms of community energy project have been developed, the interpretation of
'community' within these initiatives (including more dispersed 'communities of interest'),
the extent to which aims and outcomes are being achieved and the factors promoting and
obstructing their success.

Candidates will have good undergraduate and preferably post-graduate degrees in a relevant
social science discipline (preferably psychology, geography, politics, sociology or
environmental studies). Expertise and experience in the use of both qualitative and
quantitative methods are essential. Knowledge or experience of social and behavioural
aspects of energy, community processes and the uptake of new technologies, are also
desirable.

Application forms and further details are available from:

The Human Resources Team

De Montfort University

The Gateway

Leicester LE1 9BH

Tel: 0116 250 6433 (24 hours answerphone)

To apply on line visit our website: [23]http://www.dmu.ac.uk

Please Quote Ref: 2978

Closing Date: 1 December 2003 and Interviews will be held on 9 December 2003


15. MARIE CURIE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is welcoming applications from doctoral students
wishing to develop their studies in the analysis of environmental policies within the
framework of the Marie Curie Training Site bursaries. FEEM is a non-profit, non-partisan
research institution established to carry out research in the field of sustainable
development. Deadline for sending applications: 08 December 2003
[24]www.feem.it/Feem/Pub/Conferences/Programmes/mariecurie.htm


16. RESEARCHER - THE CLIMATE GROUP/CONFERENCE OF THE REDUCERS

Researcher Weybridge, Surrey, UK

The Climate Group (working title) is a new non-profit organisation currently in the
start-up phase. Founded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund following a successful Conference
of the Reducers meeting in the Hague earlier this year, the organisation will seek to
catalyse action among governments and companies to address the challenge of global climate
change. The organisation will achieve this through the promotion of peer networking among
the leading entities (government and corporate) on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the
identification and documenting of best practice in an accessible form, advocacy and
communications initiatives. The organisation, which has received considerable interest from
prospective member organisations, partners and funders, will hold a London launch event in
early 2004 and a second major Conference of the Reducers in Toronto in May 2004 (in
partnership with the City of Toronto). We are now looking for a highly motivated researcher
to support this exciting new initiative. It is envisaged that the role will involve the
following tasks.

Research into current leaders in the field of emissions reductions at corporate
and national/state/local/city government level;

Tracking climate change initiatives and developments globally;

Assistance in maintaining a contact database of member organisations and key
stakeholders;

Compilation of a series of case studies covering examples of best practice in
reducing greenhouse gas emissions, to form the basis of a How to resource for policymakers
and corporate officers globally;

Compilation of a series of guides to technological, energy efficiency and policy
solutions to climate change;

Responding to information requests from member organisations;

Producing material for the organisations website and reports; and

Contribute to the demands of running a small organisation in a dynamic,
fast-moving environment.

The ideal candidate will be team-oriented, personable, organised and numerate with
excellent written and verbal communication skills. Education to Masters level in a
relevant environmental field, 1 to 3 years relevant work experience and a sound
understanding of climate change issues are also desirable. Knowledge of MS Office
Applications, particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and Lotus Notes is an asset.
Language skills are also an advantage for this role.

Based on experience, the position will offer competitive remuneration including travel loan
and pension benefits. Interested candidates should in the first instance send or e-mail a
CV and covering note outlining details of current remuneration to: Jim Walker, Operations
Manager, The Climate Group, Abbey House, Wellington Way, Weybridge KT13 0TT. E-mail
[25]jim@reducers.org.

Deadline for applications: 25th November 2003.


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