Monthly Archives: September 2016

Going Green or Business as Usual? What Might the Future Hold for Energy in the UK?

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Are we likely to meet our targets to increase the use of renewables to 15%  of our total energy use by 2020, or to decarbonise our economy by 2050? In 2040, will we as citizens and will our elected Governments prioritise reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, or material wealth for consumers, with little regard for the environment? It is of

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Place Matters When Improving Resilience to Flooding

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Research by a team of geographers at the University of Exeter, published this summer and launched at the RGS-IBG, shows that understanding the significance of place to communities and individuals is important when considering how to adapt to the risks of flooding and build resilience to future flood events. The attachment felt by people to places can lead to a desire to maintain particular

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Achieving sustainable flood-risk management in the UK, 8 November, London

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Achieving sustainable flood-risk management in the UK Tuesday 8 November 2016  Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR   How can the UK move towards a comprehensive strategy for sustainable flood-risk management for the next 25 years, effectively tackling one of the greatest 21st Century challenges for our society, environment and economy? Expert panellists, drawing on significant insights

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Preparing for Winter Floods: the National Flood Resilience Review – September 2016

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Earlier this month the Government published the results of the first stage of its review examining how the UK can be better protected from future flooding and extreme weather events. The ‘National Flood Resilience Review’ (NFRR) began in January, initially chaired by Oliver Letwin MP in his then position as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Led from the Cabinet

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Rescaling the UK’s Energy System: 29 November

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Rescaling the UK’s energy system Tuesday 29 November Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR This event is delivered in partnership with the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)     The UK Government’s overriding priorities with regards to energy policy are to deliver secure, reliable, clean, affordable energy. Delivering on these priorities presents policy-makers in Government with a ‘trilemma’: how

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