POSTPONED: Unpacking migration: regional diversity and impact on public services

This event is postponed until further notice. Join leading experts at UK Parliament to find out more about migration. What are the economic and social aspects? What do the models say?
26 March 2020, events throughout the day. Portcullis House, UK Parliament. Parts of this event are public, with some parts only open to Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and parliamentary staff.…

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Insect decline in the UK

Event on 10 Mar 2020, 12:30 to 14:00. Is there an ‘insect apocalypse’ and can it be avoided? Join POST in partnership with the British Ecological Society for a roundtable discussion on insect decline in the UK. Join leading experts as we launch two POST reports on the evidence for insect decline in the UK, the drivers of this trend and interventions to support the recovery of insect populations.…

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Future biosecurity risks

Event on 21 Jan 2020. Join POST in partnership with the APPG for Future Generations for a roundtable discussion with Government officials, leading academics and other stakeholders. The event will brief parliamentarians on biosecurity threats such as natural pandemics, outbreaks of emerging human infectious diseases and intentionally created infectious agents.…

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The future of agri-tech

Event on 21 May 2019. During this working lunch, hosted in partnership with the Science and Technology Council Food Network, MPs and Peers discussed in an intimate and informal session, the challenge of developing safe, sustainable food systems and the contribution interdisciplinary research and innovation can make from farm to fork. Experts and representatives spoke on the subject before answering questions.…

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Agriculture and climate change

Event on 7 May 2019. MPs, Peers and parliamentary staff were invited for a working lunch to discuss agriculture and climate change. Hosted by POST, in partnership with the British Ecological Society, this intimate and informal session launched POSTnote 600 on Agriculture and Climate Change, and allowed attendees to discuss the options for mitigation of emissions from agriculture, the impacts of climate change on agriculture, and the options for adaptation of agriculture to climate change.&hellip…

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Future of biometrics

Event on 6 of February 2019. MPs, Peers and their staff were invited for a working lunch to discuss the future of biometrics. Hosted by POST, in partnership with the Government Office for Science and the National Physical Laboratory, this intimate and informal session covered the effectiveness and limitations of biometric technologies, the ethical and privacy issues around the use of biometric data, and future challenges and opportunities for the UK.…

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IFS pre-Spring budget briefing

Event on 1 March 2017. The Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, and the House of Commons Library are hosting a pre-Spring Budget Briefing on Wednesday 1 March.. IFS Director Paul Johnson will present the Institute’s latest assessment of the public finances and will provide some context for Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget, which will be delivered to Parliament on 8 March.…

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Could the lights go out in 2015/16?

Event on 7 January 2017. Recent estimates from National Grid Plc and the electricity market regulator Ofgem show levels of spare electricity generating capacity falling to low levels in winter 2015/16. In October, a government commissioned report by the Royal Academy of Engineering stated that in the absence of intervention, spare capacity would reduce in a manner that would present an increasing risk to security of supply.…

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The future of the Census

Event on 25 November 2013. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is currently holding a public consultation on the best approach to running the census in the future. Data from the census are used by policy makers, planners and researchers across the public and private sectors. However, our population is changing rapidly and the ONS ‘Beyond 2011’ programme is reviewing different ways of collecting population statistics. …

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Climate science: the fifth IPCC assessment report

Event on 15 October 2013. The IPCC recently released the first of a series of new reports on the scientific evidence for climate change. It is the most comprehensive assessment of scientific knowledge on climate change since the IPCC last reported in 2007, and makes a number of conclusions about the rate, character and causes of recent and future climate change.…

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