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    Thought-provoking discussions from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

    We invite leading thinkers to give their perspective on some of the key challenges we face as a society in the 21st Century. From adapting to a rapidly growing population and changing climate, to keeping pace with an increasingly globalised world and the challenges and opportunites to sustainability this brings. 

    Discussions are held from 7.00- 8.30pm at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in South Kensington and are open to everyone.  For more information please see Upcoming Events.

    All the events are filmed and free to watch online along with supplementary interviews, 60 seconds guides, focus articles, news and teaching resources.

    Next event:

    Thursday 30 October 2014 7.00pm - 8.30pm

    Air quality for all

    Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Ondaatje lecture theatre

    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 in Asia and Africa.
    Join us and our expert panel to discuss how creative technology and new thinking can help us all breathe more easily.

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




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




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




      James Thornton, CEO, ClientEarth





    Tickets: RGS-IBG members £7, non-members £10

    Book online or call the events office 0207 591 3100



    Supporting big ideas on 21st Century Challenges