Reports on climate change and health forecast gloomy future but ‘no-regret’ options may save the day

Ever since climate change became an issue of concern there have been questions about the possible impacts on health. This month, two landmark reports have been released, both of which emphasise that a warmer, wetter world may well be a sicker one. Together with Victor Galaz, professor of politics at the Stockholm Resilience Institute and…

CGIAR SCIENCE FORUM, BEIJING

By ERIK MILLSTONE, STEPS Centre Member The 2nd Science Forum of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) took place in Beijing this week, and the discussions represented a challenging occasion for a member of the STEPS Centre, or at any rate for this member of STEPS. (Photo: still from STEPS film on maize…

BLOG FROM THE SCIENCE FORUM 2009

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member Former STEPS member Dominic Glover was blogging earlier this week for The Broker from the Science Forum 2009, in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Dominic, now a Postdoctoral fellow in technology and agrarian development at Wageningen University, provided a blogger’s perspective on the sessions, conversations and general atmosphere at the forum….