How can the UK adapt to manufacturing challenges in order to sustain economic growth and resilience?
Equalising education is not just about closing the education and skills gap between developed and developing countries but also about ensuring everyone has the right to a good education
Poor air quality is a global problem but do we recognise its extent both spatially and in terms of the number of people affected
Where do most people aspire to live?
Since 1990, over one billion people have joined a global middle class that earns at least $10 a day
We will need 70% more food to be produced to cope with the massive expansion of urban living, the rise of the middle classes, climate change and resource scarcity
Can societies strike a balance between combating pandemics, while maintaining the hopes of eradicating established diseases
In 2009 the 50/50 point was passed and, for the first time in history, more people live in urban than rural areas
Would overcoming Africa’s digital divide help tackle the more fundamental development gap?
Britain is the world’s fifth richest country, yet poverty in Britain is rising
Our way of life is placing an increasing burden on the planet, but how realistic are visions of a sustainable future?
Our throw away society is polluting large areas of the world's oceans with plastics, threatening marine life and food chains
With pressure on the UK’s ageing energy and transport infrastructures mounting, is it time to put projects of national importance ahead of local concerns?
Does the internet's rapid evolution and increasing role in daily life threaten to leave some sections of society behind?
Some places increasingly suffer from low water supplies for indigenous people on account of agricultural and manufacturing activities serving people in distant societies
Whilst geo-engineering is not a solution to climate change, the question of whether it can be an effective means to delay the impacts of climate changed, is now being asked
Britain is facing a dramatic shift in its population age structure, caused by both a declining fertility rate and a rising life expectancy rate
As our awareness of climate change grows, the issue of carbon, and more importantly low carbon energy, is very much a challenge
Deforestation has been on the global political and social agenda for a number of decades, but it is only now with the link between deforestation and climate change that there is new awareness
Flood, drought and heat wave: these are the three major natural threats that threaten London
Migration is today, as it has always been, a hot topic of debate
The UK has a projected housing shortfall of 3 million homes by 2020 and the crisis is one of supply meeting demand and where to put these new homes
Alex Nickson talks about flood preparation and resilience in cities across the world
Despite comprising over three quarters of Russia land mass, Siberia is home to only forty million people, one of the lowest population densities of any region or country in the world
While for many years it has commonly been seen as the world’s most failed and dangerous state, Somalia is also a country with a strong drive for resurrection throughout the coming years
Professor Alun Hubbard tells us about his research in Greenland, looking specifically at glacial melt and retreat
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