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2 September 2016: Border closures are not the answer to Europe’s migration crisis

There has been a dramatic fall in the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece since March 2016, but this is not the end of Europe’s migration crisis according to research presented to the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference.


1 September 2016: The changing face of fur in the fashion industry

The integration of fur into fashion networks has led to several tensions not reflected in current debates focused on animal rights, according to new research presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference.


31 August 2016: Study finds London’s established elites feel pushed out of the capital’s most exclusive areas

From Chelsea to Hampstead to Mayfair, London’s wealthiest individuals and families feel that they are being pushed out by people with even more money, according to new research due to be presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference.


31 August 2016: Study finds 4% of people in England cannot afford to feed themselves

Research presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference has exposed the stark geography of food poverty in England – providing an opportunity to better target local interventions.


31 August 2016: A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to climate change adaptation will leave Scottish Island communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change

Decision-makers must take local motivations and priorities into account to ensure that future climate change adaptation planning will have practical benefit for small island communities, according to new research due to be presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference.


31 August 2016: Study finds stark divergence in UK home ownership between ethnic groups

Groups without existing residential assets are struggling to become homeowners, resulting in diverging asset accumulation trajectories for different ethnic groups in the UK, according to new research due to be presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference later this month.


31 August 2016: UK local approach to climate adaptation ‘reactive’ and potentially unequipped to deal with future climate impacts

UK local approaches to climate adaptation are currently more reactive than proactive, severely affecting local capacity to plan for future climate impacts, according to research presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference.


31 August 2016: Study finds urban farms are delivering huge benefits but lack adequate support

Large scale urban agriculture projects, such as urban farms, are delivering huge benefits to their local areas but continue to face a number of key barriers, according to new research presented today to the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference.


31 August 2016: Why consumers use convenience food

Consumers buy and eat ready-meals despite being aware of associated health concerns and social stigma, according to new research due to be presented today at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference.


30 August 2016: Study finds impact of road transport on air quality not given sufficient priority in UK transport planning

UK transport planning is not sufficiently taking into account the environmental impacts of transport choices; this is the conclusion of a synthesis of research conducted over several years, due to be presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference on Wednesday 31 August.


28 August 2016: Small woodland ownership: the new middle class practice

British woodlands are being increasingly repopulated as parcels of land are sold off to middle class families, encouraging them to spend more time in woodlands, according to new research due to be presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International on Thursday 1 September.


16 August 2016: Study finds schools in the South-East of England dominate access to Oxbridge

Elite state schools in London and the South-East of England have become ‘feeder schools’ to Oxbridge, increasing inequality in access to England’s top universities, according to new research due to be presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference later this month.


22 May 2016: Discovering Britain: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) launches national network of walks, trails and viewpoints

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) today publicly launched Discovering Britain: a national network of free walks, trails and viewpoints, all exploring the hidden stories behind Britain’s landscapes. The project forms part of a major initiative by the Society to encourage the public to discover more about the UK’s places, environments and people.


9 May 2016: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) honours top geographers

Bob Geldof KBE and Professor Michael Storper have been awarded the Society’s two Royal Medals. These are part of a series of awards that recognise extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, photography and public engagement.


26 April 2016: Expedition to create the first long-distance Transcaucasian hiking trail

‘Transcaucasian Expedition’ set to create the first long-distance hiking trail across Georgia and Armenia (the Lesser Caucasus mountain range). Supported by the 2016 RGS-IBG Land Rover Bursary and working with a range of partners, the team will spend six months using GIS technology to survey off-road routes and develop in real-time the resources to hike a 1,500km backcountry trail across the region.


22 February 2016: Honours for highest achieving geography pupils

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has given Excellence Awards to the school pupils who achieved the highest marks nationally in the 2015 geography examinations.

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