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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, 2 - 4 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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    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 British Plastics Federation estimates that 46% of the UK's plastic waste is incinerated, 17% goes to landfill, 10% is recycled in the UK and 19% is exported, supposedly for recycling . Read the Birmingham ... More

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    Great ideas @Heather Steele in response to @Gabriela da Silva Xavier - love the focus on preventing food waste. Thought I'd share a link from The Guardian yesterday on an eco scoring system being brought ... More

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    I agree that is is really difficult to make informed decisions about food in terms of environmental impact. This article from the BBC is interesting; it has a comparison of kilograms of greenhouse gas ... More

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    The current pandemic has created an emergency that has closed borders and limited global and local mobility. The Forum of Global Challenges brought together ...

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    The following Blog was written by students studying for a degree in Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences at the University of Birmingham, who conducted a ...

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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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