Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close, Bristol, BS8 1TS
In the short term, the UK National Risk Register tries to assess the various threats to the country. In the longer term, issues of population growth, urbanisation, poverty alleviation complicated by climate change impose difficult issues of food, energy and water security.
Through case studies and vignettes from his time as Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir John Beddington will reflect on the progress made in ensuring that the best science is brought to bear on all government policy and decision-making.
He will also address the role multidisciplinary research at the Cabot Institute can play in unravelling some of the world’s most challenging environmental issues.
The talk runs from 5.30 pm - 7 pm with a chance for questions.
There will be a drinks reception from 7 pm - 8 pm.