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Air quality for all

Join us for a panel discussion & Q&A on air pollution.


Air pollution has been in the news a lot this year, with Saharan dust settling over the UK, Oxford Street declared the most polluted in the world and Paris banning half its cars over pollution fears.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) attributed 3.7 million premature deaths worldwide in 2012 to outdoor air pollution and even more, 4.3 million deaths to indoor air pollution. Exposure to toxic smoke from burning solid fuels such as wood and coal is a particular problem for poor communities in Asia and Africa.

As part of the 21st Century Challenges discussion series, an expert panel will gather at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to discuss the problem and how creative technology and new thinking can help us all breathe more easily.

This is a public event and all are welcome to attend. Panel discussion will be followed by audience Q&A

Speakers:

Dr Gabrielle Walker (Chair), Writer, broadcaster and Chief Scientist at Xynteo

Prof Frank Kelly, Professor of Environmental Health, King's College London

James Thornton, CEO, ClientEarth. Named one of 10 people who could change the world by The New Statesman.

Sarah Collins, Founder, Wonderbag. Voted one of the Top Ten Most powerful Women Entrepreneurs by Fortune Magazine.

W: www.21stcenturychallenges.org
E: 21cc@rgs.org
T: 0207 591 3100
Twitter: @21cc #21cc


Speaker(s):

Dr Gabrielle Walker | talks | www
Professor Frank Kelly | talks | www
Chair: James Thornton | talks | www
Sarah Collins | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

30 October 2014 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gove
London
SW7 2AR
02075913100
http://www.rgs.org/HomePage.htm

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Tickets:

£10

Available from:

Book online https://www.rgs.org/MembersArea/multievents/layout1.asp
Call: 0207 591 3100

Additional Information:

Door open at 18:00 with a pay bar in the Map room.
The event takes place in the Ondaatje lecture theatre.

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