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A ‘United’ Kingdom? Infographic Now Available

In January 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May set out her twelve objectives for the ‘Brexit’ negotiations following the vote to leave the European Union (EU). She called for a UK that was ‘more united’ and aspired to ‘build a stronger economy and a fairer society by embracing genuine economic and social reform’. How can we build a more ‘United’ Kingdom?

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How to create a more ‘United’ Kingdom?

What does the decision to leave the EU tell us about society in the UK today? Visit Geographical for a taster of what panellists will speak about at our next Policy Forum, A ‘United’ Kingdom? on 16 March 2017 (6.00pm – 8.00pm). Chaired by Nicholas Hellen, Social Affairs Editor at the Sunday Times, our expert panel includes: Dr Faiza Shaheen, Director of the

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UK Energy in Numbers

An infographic from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) provides an at-a-glance overview of current trends in the UK energy system. Published in the summer 2016 edition of the ESRC’s magazine, ‘Society Now‘, statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (now part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) provide an insight into the challenge faced

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Alternative Visions of a Low-Carbon Future

A low-carbon economy – with a target of an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide levels, on 1990 levels, by 2050 – is a long-standing objective of UK energy policy. But what will a low-carbon economy look like and what will it be like to live there? A paper in Energy Policy by Gavin Bridge and colleagues (‘Geographies of energy transition:

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Afforestation to ‘Slow the Flow’

There is growing recognition amongst policy-makers and land managers that poor land stewardship can exacerbate the risks of floods and droughts, with the need to ‘work with natural processes’ in order to both increase resilience to climate change and deliver positive conservation outcomes. Such ‘win-wins’ resulting from the integrated management of land and water are the focus of a joint statement from the Society

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Full Panel Confirmed for Flooding Policy Forum on 8 November

The panel for the next in the series of 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum events is now complete. ‘Achieving Sustainable Flood-Risk Management in the UK‘ will take place at the Society on Tuesday 8th November, chaired by BBC Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin. The panellists are: Martin Rogers, Flood Management and Access Adviser, National Farmers’ Union Carly Rose, Associate Consultant, Mary

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