Environment & Society Forum, 9 February 2012
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
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.
The event was held in partnership with WWF-UK and chaired by the Government Chief Scientist, Professor Sir John Beddington. It followed the preceding event A perfect storm ahead: geographical perspectives on food, water and energy security to 2030, 17 February 2011.
Introduction from the Chair: Professor Sir John Beddington, Government Chief Scientist.
Keynote speech: Ivan Lewis MP, Shadow International Development Secretary.
Professor Bill Adams, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Dr Sejal Worah, Programmes Director, WWF India.
Panel led discussion, including Miguel Pestana, Vice-President, Global External Affairs at Unilever; Katie Critchlow, BigGreenChange; and Chris Whaley, Head of European and International Co-Ordination Division, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Presentations can be downloaded from the right-hand section.
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)
This event was delivered as part of the Environment & Society Forum series, which address major policy challenges by bringing geographers into dialogue with stakeholders in business, government and research.
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This event was held in joint partnership with WWF-UK
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