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Leeds Festival of Science 2017

March 4 - March 31

The 12th annual Leeds Festival of Science will be held from 4th – 31st March 2017.

Once again, there will be an impressive programme of events to enthuse and inspire everyone, with activities for key stages 2-5, and public events open to all.

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12:00 pm

Sustainable Sheffield: How might we best implement the Sustainable Development Goals in Yorkshire?

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We would like to invite you to attend a workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th March 2017 entitled: 'Sustainable Sheffield: How might we best implement the Sustainable Development Goals in Yorkshire? where we will present emerging findings from the INTERSECTION research project on intergenerational justice, consumption and sustainability which has been carried out by the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds for the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

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1:00 pm

The global Sustainable Development Goals challenge

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In 2015, the UN adopted a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also called Global Goals, to eradicate poverty, establish socioeconomic inclusion and protect the environment. Critical voices such as the International Council for Science (ICSU), however, have expressed concerns about the potential incompatibility of the SDGs, specifically the incompatibility of socio-economic development and environmental sustainability. I will present a recent paper, where we tested, quantified and modelled the alleged inconsistency of SDGs and showed which SDGs are consistent and which are conflicting.

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7:00 pm

Future of Water and Flooding

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It’s essential to life on our planet but climate change, a growing population and global inequality are creating challenges for how we access, use, and live with water. The United Nations estimates that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas, whilst areas of the UK are having to rethink responses to flooding.

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