Monthly Archives: October 2015

Public panel discussion: Ready for impact?

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All are welcome to attend our next public panel discussion. Ready for impact? Tuesday 10 November 2015 7.00pm – 8.30pm Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) We live in a rapidly changing world. How can the UK become more resilient to the environmental, social, and economic impacts of a changing climate? Are we adapting fast enough? Roger Harrabin, BBC Environment and

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21st Century Challenges Policy Forum: Cities, growth and rebalancing the UK economy: Policy Update

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On Wednesday 21 October, the RGS-IBG Policy Forum holds its first panel discussion under the 21st Century Challenges Programme on the topic of ‘Cities, growth and rebalancing the UK economy’. As the Government moves towards implementing plans for the ‘Northern Powerhouse’, our expert panel and audience may consider what will really lead to the resurgent ‘core cities’ and rebalanced economy

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Chair and Speakers Confirmed for ‘Resilience’ event on 17 November

Alex Nickson, Strategy Manager for Climate Change Adaptation at the Greater London Authority, will chair the 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum seminar and panel discussion at the RGS-IBG on the topic of ‘Resilience to Climate Change: Who Pays (and Who Benefits)?’ on 17 November. Confirmed speakers are: Daniel Johns, Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change; Clare Twigger-Ross, Collingwood Environmental

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Resilience to Climate Change: Who Pays (and Who Benefits)?

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A knowledge-exchange event at the RGS-IBG in London on 17th November will explore the question of ‘who pays?’ to deliver adaptation to climate change in the UK, and with this, community resilience. Coming a week before the Spending Review, which will be announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 25th November, this event will consider not only who should pay

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Regional event: Decentralisation: what’s in it for the North?

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Date: Thursday 3 December 2015, 6.00pm – 7.30pm (followed by networking drinks) Doors open at 5.00pm Venue: The Great North Museum, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT Local authorities could soon be in the driving seat. Across the country, ‘devolution deals’ are being signed that give regions more power over how our taxes are spent on transport, housing, healthcare

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