Made in Britain

How can the UK adapt to manufacturing challenges in order to sustain economic growth and resilience?

Equalising education

Equalising education is not just about closing the education and skills gap between developed and developing countries but also about ensuring everyone has the right to a good education

Air quality for all

Poor air quality is a global problem but do we recognise its extent both spatially and in terms of the number of people affected

Feeding the 9 billion

We will need 70% more food to be produced to cope with the massive expansion of urban living, the rise of the middle classes, climate change and resource scarcity

Global health in the 21st Century

Can societies strike a balance between combating pandemics, while maintaining the hopes of eradicating established diseases

Adapting to an urban future

In 2009 the 50/50 point was passed and, for the first time in history, more people live in urban than rural areas

Digital technology in Africa

Would overcoming Africa’s digital divide help tackle the more fundamental development gap?

Can the UK ever be sustainable?

Our way of life is placing an increasing burden on the planet, but how realistic are visions of a sustainable future?

Not in my back yard

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?

Digital divide in the UK?

Does the internet's rapid evolution and increasing role in daily life threaten to leave some sections of society behind?

Importing goods, exporting drought?

Some places increasingly suffer from low water supplies for indigenous people on account of agricultural and manufacturing activities serving people in distant societies

Engineering our climate

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

Britain's ageing population

Britain is facing a dramatic shift in its population age structure, caused by both a declining fertility rate and a rising life expectancy rate

Future of low carbon energy

As our awareness of climate change grows, the issue of carbon, and more importantly low carbon energy, is very much a challenge

Razing the rainforest

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

Concreting the countryside

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

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

While for many years it has commonly been seen as the world’s most failed and dangerous state, Somalia is also a country with a strong drive for resurrection throughout the coming years

Natural disasters: How to improve?

How our response to natural disasters can be improved and lessons learnt which benefit vulnerable communities worldwide in the long-term