Archive for 'science'
26-29 March 2012, London: the Planet under Pressure conference will look at solutions to challenge of global sustainability, aiming to provide scientific leadership towards the 2012 UN Rio +20 conference in June.
The Soil Association's Tom MacMillan argues that organic approaches must be at the heart of innovation and progression in farming, to ensure a sustainable food system that meets the needs of people, the plant and animal welfare.
The International Dimensions of Climate Change, a new report from Foresight, the Government’s futures think tank, warns that climate change impacts from abroad could affect the UK more than climate change at home.
28 June 2011, Central London: examining integrated policies, strategies and initiatives, at both the national and local level, to reduce waste, raise food standards, increase food security and reduce food poverty.
In the last of his series of articles, Professor Robert Watson, explains why food security is a strategic priority. While agricultural science and new technologies have boosted production, one billion people are still hungry.
In the second of our series of articles on evidential priorities, Professor Robert Watson looks at biodiversity, its critical importance to human wellbeing and the economy, and how getting the economics right can help address its loss.
In the first of a series of articles on evidential priorities, Professor Robert Watson looks at climate change and the threat it poses - with biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation - to food, water and energy security.
Professor Sir John Beddington discusses the links between climate change and the food system, stressing two imperatives: to ensure secure supplies of food for future generations and to achieve sustainable food production.
Thursday 24 February 2011, 5pm GMT: Jerome Ravetz, originator of post-normal science, and Valerie Brown, editor of Tackling Wicked Problems, discuss the kinds of knowledge we need to tackle ecological and social crises.
"Using sound science responsibly" is one of the Government's guiding principles for sustainable development. Defra’s Evidence Investment Strategy prioritises investment in evidence to tackle climate change, ecosystem protection and food security.