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Policy Seminar: A Perfect Storm Ahead? Perspectives on food, water and energy security to 2030

According to UK government Chief Scientist Sir John Beddington, by 2030 a ‘perfect storm’ that combines food, water and energy shortages will unleash public unrest and international conflict. Join us for a day-long policy seminar discussing these issues.

Keynote speaker: Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate. Other speakers include: Mr Mike Barry, Head of Sustainable Business, M&S; Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development, Imperial College London; and Professor Julia Slingo (Chief Scientist, Met Office).

Full details and programme can be found at www.rgs.org/perfectstorm.


Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP | talks
Mr Mike Barry, Head of Sustainable Business, | talks
Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Dev | talks
Professor Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist, Met Office | talks


Date and Time:

17 February 2011 at 9:45 am


Full Day



Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
1 Kensington Gore
0207 591 3100

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Full / non-member/non-academic £60, Academics/RGS-IBG members/Charities £40, Students £15. Includes

Available from:

To book call: 020 7591 3100, email events@rgs.org, visit www.rgs.org/perfectstorm.

Additional Information:

For further information about the programme, please contact Dr Steven Toole, Policy and Public Affairs Manager on policy@rgs.org or 020 7591 3008.

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