Sustainability Science at Southampton – ASSETS PI presenting our project

United Nations World Development Information Day 24th Oct
‘Mobilising Solutions to Global Development Challenges’

Seminar Date/time: 24th October, 5.30-7.30pm.
Location: Building 44/Lecture Theatre A 1041, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
No registration is required. This seminar is free to all. Refreshments, including wine, will be available. The event will be live streamed at:

The aim of the United Nations day ‘World Development Information Day’ is to mobilise world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them. Our Sustainability Science at Southampton (SSS) Strategic Research Group is at the leading edge of developing solutions to global development challenges.

To celebrate this important day, SSS is holding an evening event which includes a series of talks on the latest developments in the University-led projects funded by the ‘Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme, with an introduction to global challenges and the new curriculum innovation module. The event is sponsored by the local Southampton WaterAid group and will include information about how you can get involved in local campaigns events.

  • Introduction to the ESPA programme – Professor Paul van Gardingen (ESPA Director)
  • ESPA ASSETS: Attaining Sustainable Services from Ecosystems through Trade-off Scenarios – Professor Guy Poppy
  • Safe operating spaces for regional rural development: a new conceptual tool for evaluating complex socio-ecological system dynamics – Professor John Dearing
  • ESPA DELTAS: Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas – Dr Craig Hutton
  • Safeguarding local equity as global values of ecosystem services rise – Dr Kate Schreckenberg
  • Poverty and ecology: developing a new evolutionary approach – Dr Ke Zhang
  • Global Challenges, the Curriculum Innovation Module and TEDx – Dr James Dyke

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If you are unable to attend then listen to the live stream of the talk on the SSS website.

The event is brought to you by the University of Southampton’s multidisciplinary research groups and sponsored by the WaterAid Southampton group. The ESPA programme is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

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