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Through our online community, free and open to all, we will build truly global and inclusive participation in the Forum for Global Challenges.

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Join us for a unique programme of events and discussion, as we build towards the inaugural Forum in Birmingham, 3 - 5 May 2022.

The Forum for Global Challenges is an ambitious international conference that will generate and share solutions to some of the most pressing challenges faced by our planet and its people, from climate change and destruction of the natural world, to poverty and rising inequalities, and the effects of the global pandemic.

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    I came across this great resource today via Twitter - Our World in Data - which among other things looks at the contribution of different sectors to deforestation. Beef, soy and palm oil are responsible ... More

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    This is a great thread, thanks everyone for your thoughtful contributions. I spend my working life helping to bridge the gap between researchers and policy makers, so this question is one that I've often ... More

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    Hello all, I wanted to pick back up on this discussion given the widespread media coverage of the latest IPCC report , released this week, which offers a stark reminder of the human contribution to climate ... More

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    The original article on which this post is based is freely available via this link until 4 August 2021 https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1dF7H,6yxDH0rs ------------------------------ Fiona Nunan Professor ... More

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    Can protection of the environment in countries of the Global South also improve local people's lives? What is the role of management structures and systems of fisheries, forests and grazing land in helping ... More

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    The Resilient Cities theme of the Institute for Global Innovation (IGI) organized a series of online webinars in March 2021 to explore the links between ...

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    Tackling climate change and poverty: solving the conundrum By Karen Rowlingson (Professor of Social Policy, Department of Social Policy, Sociology ...

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    Scientists at the University of Birmingham are exploring the impact of airborne particles on our planet’s atmosphere – working in China, East Africa, India ...

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    On the 31 st March 2021, the UK government will convene the Climate and Development Ministerial meeting to discuss practical next steps on priority ...

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    Plastics have impacted almost every aspect of our lives. From ubiquitous packaging, bulk materials and smartphones to invisible polymers added to cleaning ...

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