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How do we talk about environmental risk? Who do we blame when things go wrong?
This subject knowledge animation explores development challenges in Brazil.
This animation explores India and the Sustainable Development Goals. How might this dynamic country change by 2030?
Introducing students to the global distribution of natural resources and the international relationships these resources generate
A module focused on glaciers and glaciation, with two of the lessons dealing specifically with aspects of geology and geological time
An overview of the El Nino effect and its impacts upon development
Find out more about how natural disasters can have an impact on development
Looking at the challenges expected in the area of food and farming over the next 40 years
A look at the new National Park designation
The changing landscape of the Marshlands of Iraq
The Problem of Desertification in China
Why are gardens disappearing and what is the impact on run-off and flood risk?
Are you eating, sleeping, drinking and teaching the World Cup? How does our consumption of the global game impact us and others around the world?
Can a Caribbean nation reliant on marine resources develop an economy based on coral reef ecosystems in spite of threats to those resources?
How is a giant mirror bringing light to a valley-floor settlement in the Italian Alps?
Tourists are increasingly looking beyond the standard destinations and instead are favouring more unusual holiday activities in more distant places
What are the causes and consequences of increasing deforestation in the Amazon?
Geography Professor Allan Brimicombe from the University of East London is leading an impact study on behalf of the London Organising Committee of LOCOG and the IOC
Trans-national movement of waste: are we living sustainably?
What can the Stern Review tell us about our future in the face of climate change?
Asia’s largest island, Borneo, is fast becoming a destination of choice for tourists keen to experience unusual wildlife and natural landscapes
The global seed vault compromised by soaring arctic temperatures.
Oxfam helps people to understand and adapt to the changes they are facing, and to reduce risks from hazards
What progress has been made since the first Earth Summit in 1992?
As the price of gold has soared, more people have begun to question how, and by whom, their gold is mined and procured
Vulnerability and Accountability – why is the UK helping Bangladesh adapt to climate change?
Peru is regularly affected by El Niño and La Niña currents
The Hampstead Heath Ponds Project is designed to make the Heath and the surrounding residential areas less prone to flooding
The linked issues of water supply and climate change have been in the news, following the UK’s extreme winter weather of 2013-14.
This module explores how human activity can create or change places that can be considered to be "impossible"
This module develops students' map skills through the contemporary topic of Music Festivals
The purpose of this module is to explore the climates of today and predict the climates of the future
This module appeals to students' sense of wonder and adventure, virtually dropping them into dramatic places above and below ground and allowing them to explore the physical processes that formed them and continue to shape them
The purpose of this module is to stimulate an interest in and a sense of wonder about places
The aim of the module is to develop an enquiry on the Polar region of Antarctica focusing on Shackleton’s 1914–17 Endurance Expedition
Which natural hazards brought disaster – and to who, where and why?
In January 2014 new research revealed that Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica was much more susceptible to climate change and ocean variability than previously thought
How and why is a dam in China affecting millions of people in south-east Asia?
Was Spain right to abandon its Ebro River development project?
Lake Turkana is currently the world’s largest lake found within a desert region and there are fears for its future as a means of sustaining both local economies and ecology.
Antarctica: the geography behind a record breaking trek
Why are scientists wrapping glaciers in plastic?
How is the UK's coastal environment and its management changing?
Why 59 dams may help to ease China's potential water security issues
Who are banning plastic bags - and why?
A quest for new gas reserves made headlines when the drilling operation triggered small earthquakes close to Blackpool in 2011
A new large scale hydroelectric dam, the Belo Monte, is due to be completed in 2016 on the Xingu River in the state of Pará, Brazil
Investigating how a range of 21st Century pressures can threaten the conservation of Britain’s historic urban and rural landscapes
Freshwater shortages are not uncommon in Male, the island capital of the Maldives
Artisanal mining (ASM) is a controversial form of small scale mining undertaken by low income communities in the global South.
As health-conscious eating has risen, diets have changed bringing quinoa, and latterly 'teff' into the mainstream
CO2 is being pumped into a Staffordshire forests by scientists from the University of Birmingham. Why? To explore the effects of increased greenhouse gas emissions as a result of climate change
What is the worry over carbon footprints?
Small island developing states (SIDS) are mainly small isolated islands whose communities are commonly understood to be among the first places that will be very seriously affected by climate change
What are the three key principles of Ecotourism?
An overview of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Can a trip to the remote wilderness of Antarctica be sustainable? Why is Antarctica such a desirable holiday location and what risks do these ventures bring?
Professor Katie Willis, Royal Holloway, University of London talks to us about the progress of the Millennium Development goals
Luke Craven and Professor David Schlosberg
Richard Leafe is Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park Authority
Dr Ewan Woodley is a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Exeter
Dr Kimberley Peters, Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Liverpool talks to us about the Governance of the Oceans
Dr George Adamson is a Lecturer in Geography at Kings College London
Dr Meg Game is an Ecologist for the City of London Corporation
Henry Burgess is the Deputy Head of the Polar Regions Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Professor Dame Judith Rees was President of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Gemma Sou is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Development Policy and Management at the University of Manchester
Dr Bethan Davies is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Aberystwyth University
Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy, Warwick Business School
Dr Kathryn Adamson is a Lecturer in physical geography at Queen Mary University of London
David Sear is a Professor in physical geography at the University of Southampton
Ulrich Kamp, Associate Professor in Geography, University of Montana, USA
Alan Werrity, Professor in Geography, University of Dundee
Liam Carr, Senior Advisor to the Director of External Affairs, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Professor Allan Brimicombe, University of East London
Jessica Sellick answers questions on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and the impact of the recession in the Countryside
Professor Nicholas Owens
Dr Sian Davis Vollum
Pole of Cold - What does winter mean to you?
Ice River – A journey to Zanskar in Winter: Tourism in an Extreme Environment
After the burning - Moorland restoration in the Peak District
Exploitation and management of a coral reef ecosystem, Menjangan Island, Bali, Indonesia
Hugging the Coast: An exploration by sea kayak of liminal (marginal) living and rural development in North Sulawesi, Indonesia
Investigating the impact of ocean acidification on biogeochemical cycling through sea ice
Life on the Margins: Natural Hazards in the Gobi Desert
Although it may often be only a few centimetres in depth, soil is one of the most essential resources on earth
Dr Kate Walker-Springett is an environmental social scientist currently based in the Geography department at the University of Exeter.
Our throw away society is polluting large areas of the world's oceans with plastics, threatening marine life and food chains
With pressure on the UK’s ageing energy and transport infrastructures mounting, is it time to put projects of national importance ahead of local concerns?
Some places increasingly suffer from low water supplies for indigenous people on account of agricultural and manufacturing activities serving people in distant societies
Whilst geo-engineering is not a solution to climate change, the question of whether it can be an effective means to delay the impacts of climate changed, is now being asked
Deforestation has been on the global political and social agenda for a number of decades, but it is only now with the link between deforestation and climate change that there is new awareness
The UK has a projected housing shortfall of 3 million homes by 2020 and the crisis is one of supply meeting demand and where to put these new homes
Climate change resources for Key Stage Three (ages 11 - 14)
Climate change resources for Key Stage Five (ages 16 - 18)
The negative impact human beings have had on marine life in the ocean is widespread and far reaching
The collection of our recycling is only one half of a story which is actually global in scale and represents a multibillion dollar industry worldwide
The Mekong River is a biodiversity hotspot of global significance, threatened by rapid hydro-power development. Steve explains why preserving the Mekong's annual flooding is integral to the future of the river and its delta
The Asiatic Cheetah, also known as the Iranian Cheetah is one of the most endangered of the world’s big cats
Despite comprising over three quarters of Russia land mass, Siberia is home to only forty million people, one of the lowest population densities of any region or country in the world
Wherever you go, in town or countryside, it is very difficult to escape vegetation.
An introduction to the theory of ecological systems through dynamics such as trophic levels and food webs
We asked a range of experts who work on issues surrounding Antarctica to tell us why Antarctica matters to them…
School Member Lecture, 24 June 2015
Ideas for environmental fieldwork
Ideas for rural fieldwork
Ideas for sustainability fieldwork
This module has been designed to enable students to learn and practice a variety of fieldwork techniques in their school grounds
Can Venice be sustained as a living city for its residents
A collection of resources created from the film, photo, cartographic and data outputs from the RGS-IBG Land Rover Bursary 2017.
This animation explores the development challenges for the Horn of Africa region
Should the global population reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets could be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles
School Member Lecture, 6 February 2019
School Member Lecture, 27 June 2019
In this podcast with Dr Ingrid A. Medby, we discuss how the Arctic is governed and how this impacts place identity.
In this podcast Dr Ann Rowan joins us to discuss how glacier surfaces evolve over time.
In this podcast, Terri Freemantle discusses how earth observation data helps us to understand locational change.
In this podcast we explore how sand mining is contributing to erosion.
In this podcast we discuss geopolitics and the role of Russia as an influential climate actor.
In this podcast we discuss how migration, trade, and tourism has shaped the rural landscape in England and Wales.
A mission to solve unanswered questions about one of the most remote and least-studied wilderness areas on our planet.
River and coastal fieldwork approaches that are directly relevant to ‘real-world’ professional industries, career paths, and activities
Find out more about the geographies of waste.
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