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What does the vote for ‘Brexit’ tell us about the UK today?

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has signalled that the UK is on track to trigger Article 50 by the end of this month, following the Government’s decisive win for the ‘Brexit Bill’ in the Houses of Parliament on 13th March. There is no doubt that the process of the UK beginning to remove itself from the EU is a ‘defining

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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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Strategic Vision Needed as the UK energy system experiences a ‘Kodak Moment’

The energy system is inherently geographical; the current system is dominated by centralised points of large-scale transformation, connected spatially to sites of consumption through infrastructure that transports and transmits electricity and natural gas via the National Grid and the national transmission network. Yet this system is based on fossil fuels. To meet the legally binding targets within the UK’s 2008 Climate Change

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How to achieve ‘sustainable flood risk management’ in the UK: fundamental change

A fundamental change is required to the way in which we view flood management and flood defence in the UK: this was one of the take-home messages from the latest 21st Century Challenges Policy Forum, held at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on Tuesday 8 November. Professor Colin Thorne, a member of the panel for the evening, drawing on

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‘Be aware, prepare and take practical actions’: dealing with risks from flooding

A new guide produced by the Know Your Flood Risk campaign and co-authored by one of the speakers at the RGS-IBG’s forthcoming Policy Forum on flood risk management, encourages home owners to do more to protect themselves and their properties from flooding. The ‘Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience‘ aims to ’empower people to be aware, prepare and take practical precautions

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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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Europe’s Migration Crisis? Videos and Audio Now Online

An audio recording of the latest 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum event, on ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?‘ is now available to listen to online. The audio recording covers all of the contributions by the expert panellists, the chair and audience questions and answers. In advance of the event, the RGS-IBG Policy Team recorded interviews with two of the panellists: Professors Heaven Crawley

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