A ‘Perfect Storm’ ahead?

Geographical perspectives on food, water and energy security to 2030
 February 2011, 09.45 – 16.00, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR 


NB: all speakers named are confirmed

09.15 Registration and Coffee
09.45 Introduction


Dr Rita Gardner, Director, RGS-IBG Morning Chair:   

09.50 Session 1: Background
Climate change context:  Research background:  


10.30 Session 2: Keynote Speech

Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State Department for Energy and Climate


11.15 Session 3: Security challenges from the “Perfect Storm”


Water: Professor Nigel Arnell, Director Walker Institute, Reading University 

Food: Dr David Barling, Reader in Food Policy, City University London 


Professor Mike Bradshaw, Professor of Human Geography, Leicester University 


Afternoon chair: Professor Mike Bradshaw, Professor of Human Geography, University of Leicester


13.25 Session 4: Geographical understanding: case studies  

 13.20 Introduction to afternoon