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How to provide energy access for all?

Geographical magazine summarise the discussion from our latest 21st Century Challenges event ‘Energy for all’. Goal seven of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is ‘to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’. But one in five people currently don’t have access to modern electricity. How can we support local entrepreneurship and help the world’s poorest

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Inter-faith entrepreneur Omar Salha joins the discussion

Omar Salha will join our 21st Century Challenges discussion ‘Integrated Britain?’ on Tuesday 15 March. Omar is a PhD Nohoudh Scholar at the Centre for Islamic Studies and a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London. He was awarded the Nohoudh Scholarship for the study of ‘Integration of Muslims in British

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Dr Gabrielle Walker will chair our ‘Energy for all’ discussion

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Gabrielle Walker, BBC presenter and Chief Scientist at Xyntéo to Chair our Energy for all discussion on 24 February 6.30pm. At strategic advisory firm Xyntéo, Gabrielle works with CEOs and senior executives from a wide range of global companies on reinventing growth and creating business models that are fit for the future. She has been

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Dr. Max Nathan, Deputy Director of What Works Centre, confirmed as speaker for ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis’ 21CC Policy Forum

Max is Senior Birmingham Fellow (Regional Economic Development) at Birmingham Business School, and is a Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. He is an economic geographer with a background in public policy. His research focuses on urban economic development, in particular the economics of immigration and diversity; innovation systems and tech clusters; and public policy

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Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Policy

The 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum aims to bridge the gap between evidence and policy, brokering relationships and the exchange of knowledge between different audiences: primarily geographers and policy-makers. How can organisations such as the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), other professional and learned societies, bodies and individuals seeking to inform policy with the best available evidence do so most

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Future Energy Provision: How can the world understand, anticipate and collaborate? A British Academy event

24 November 2015 Last week, in the in the run up to the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21), the RGS-IBG Policy Team attended the fourth and final event of the British Academy’s ‘Energy and the environment’ series. Here we heard views from Lord Nick Stern, (President, British Academy), Ed Davey, (former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change),  Joan

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3 December – Decentralisation: what’s in it for the North?

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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Panel discussion: Energy for all

Wednesday 24 February 2016 6.30pm – 8.00pm (doors open at 5.30pm) Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) More than a billion people live without electricity for lighting, cooking, heating, refrigeration, communication and transport. With global energy demand set to double by 2050, how can we help the world’s poorest communities gain access to a reliable, affordable and sustainable energy supply? Join

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Prof Paul Salveson MBE joins the panel

Professor Paul Salveson MBE is a visiting professor in transport and logistics at the University of Huddersfield. He was awarded an MBE for services to the railway industry in 2009. He is a board member of Passenger Focus and a trustee of Campaign for Better Transport. He is general secretary of the Hannah Mitchell Foundation, which lobbies for northern devolution,

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

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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