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Navigating the Perfect Storm

9 February 2012

Joint partnership event with WWF-UK

Chaired by the Government Chief Scientist, Professor Sir John Beddington, this event explored the international challenge of food, water and energy security in the run up to the United Nations Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development. 

The interaction between food, water and energy security is one of the most pressing issues for the world, and is especially challenging for developing nations. It is a key theme for both the Society and the field of geography.


Slideshow of images and audio from the event (edited)

Other materials

Government Media Release 'A new Foresight project investigating how to improve anticipation of and resilience to disasters is being announced today by the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir John Beddington' (Foresight 13.02.12)

Article on the event in the Ecologist 'Population is 'our biggest challenge' says government chief scientist Sir John Beddington" (14.02.12)

Blog article from the British Ecological Society (16.02.12)

Article on the event from attendee Professor Richard Tiffin, University of Reading (Global Food Security: 20.02.12)

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