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Measuring our Future: the role of Sustainability Metrics

Event

November
102005

18:30 - 19:30

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

11th Hartley Lecture

By Professor RC Darton FREng

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford 

The need to move towards a more sustainable way of life is now widely accepted, but deciding how to bring about this sustainable future world raises the question of measurement. How much contribution will a particular plan or policy make to sustainable development? Is project X more sustainable that project Y, and is either of them acceptable? This lecture will explore the idea of Sustainability Metrics, and show how they can be used to expose, quantify and clarify the decisions facing us.

In partnership with the Institute of Measurement and Control and the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Measuring our Future: the role of Sustainability Metrics The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK