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Alternative Visions of a Low-Carbon Future

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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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Full Panel Confirmed for Flooding Policy Forum on 8 November

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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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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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Policy-Making Must Recognise the Complexities of Europe’s Migration Crisis

Europe’s migration ‘crisis’ is complex and multi-faceted, whilst policy responses to date have been simplistic and founded on assumptions about migrants’ journeys and motivations for moving, rather than on evidence. Such policy responses run the risk of making the present situation, the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe since the Second World War, worse. Meanwhile, negative narratives on the part of

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The Migration ‘Balloon Effect’ and its Implications for Policy

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UK Government policies aimed at reducing the flow of migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to this country are likely to have a smaller effect than intended and to adversely affect the UK’s talent pool. These are among the key findings of a recent study by Dr Carlos Vargas-Silva and Dr Cinzia Rienzo from COMPAS (the University of Oxford’s Centre on

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UK Population Projected to Exceed 70 Million by 2039

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Image: Crowd, by James Cridland Last week saw the release of two new analyses: the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) quarterly update to its annual net migration figures and projections from the Migration Observatory of the impact of migration on UK population growth. The Migration Observatory’s analysis, by Dr Alessio Cangiano, shows that more than half (51%) of the increase in

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Register now for ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ – 22 March 2016

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Registration is open for the latest in our series of ’21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum’ discussion meetings. ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ will take place at the headquarters of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on the evening of Tuesday 22 March. Net migration has exceeded 100,000 a year, every year since 1998. With the number of migrants entering the UK unlikely

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