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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.
Thursday 30 October 2014 7.00pm - 8.30pm
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
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Supporting big ideas on 21st Century Challenges