21st Century Challenges
Thought-provoking talks on geographical issues.
21st Century Challenges is the Society's discussion series that aims to improve public understanding of, and engagement with, some of the big issues likely to affect our lives and society in the coming years.
The series helps people make their own informed decisions and judgements on the most important challenges of the 21st century.
The talks are held at the Society's headquarters in South Kensington, London, with all talks available to watch online along with additional information.
21st Century Challenges
For full details including booking, please visit www.21stcenturychallenges.org.
Unsustainable fishing: sold out
- 13 November 2012 at 7.00pm
- 21st Century Challenges
How can we avoid the collapse of a resource that remains an essential part of food security and vital to the communities and livelihoods of half a billion people across the planet?
- Paul Rose: explorer and presenter of the BBC series Oceans: Exploring the secrets of our underwater world
- Frank Pope: writer, broadcaster and Ocean Correspondent, The Times
- Dr David Agnew: Director of Standards at the Marine Stewardship Council and a world expert on Antarctic fisheries and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing
- Dr Heather Koldewey: Head of Global Programmes, Zoological Society of London
Meet the Panel: Read the speakers' biographies. Please note that this event has been re-scheduled and was originally publicised for 2 October 2012.
Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), SW7 2AR
This event is now fully booked. Videos from this event will be freely available to watch online at www.21stCenturyChallenges.org after 20 November 2012.
The Energy Water Food Stress Nexus - sold out
- Wednesday 12 December 2012 at 7.00pm
The world's energy, water and food systems are tightly linked. How will these vital resources cope in the coming decades from a growing and more prosperous global population?
Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from our internationally renowned speakers and a chance to put your own questions to them.
- Peter Voser: Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell
- Tim Brown: Chief Executive Officer and President of IDEO
- Professor Kevin Noone: Stockholm Resilience Centre
- Professor Judith Rees CBE (Chair): President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Meet the Panel: Read the speakers' biographies.
This event is now fully booked and there are no tickets remaining. A recording of the event will be made available to view on the 21st Century challenges website at a later date.
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