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Category Archives: Environment

July 6, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Shale Gas and Fracking: The Science behind the Controversy’

TIME: 12:00-13:00, Wednesday 6th July 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 10, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Professor Michael Stephenson, Author, Shale Gas and Fracking: The Science behind the Controversy, and Director, Science and Technology, the British Geological Survey
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Posted in Energy Security, Environment, Europe, Event Summaries, United Kingdom, United States
January 21, 2016

Event: ‘The Changing Energy Landscape in the Eastern Mediterranean’

TIME: 13:00-14:00, Thursday 21st January 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 9, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: Mona Sukkarieh
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The discovery of important gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean adds an additional layer of complexity to an already confusing region. It has …

Posted in Energy Security, Environment, Europe, Event, Global, Israel, Lebanon, Spotlight, Syria, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
January 7, 2015

Event Transcript: ‘Prospects for Russia after Putin: Five Years from the Death of Sergei Magnitsky’

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Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Environment, Europe, European Union, Event Transcript, Human Rights, Russia, Trans-Atlantic Relations, Ukraine, United Kingdom
July 9, 2014

Event Summary: ‘The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It’

Co-written by Quentin Wight
This is a summary of an event with Professor Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University, on  9th July 2014; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Environment, Event Summaries

Event Transcript: ‘The Butterfly Defect: How globalisation creates systemic risks and what to do about it’

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Posted in Democracy & Development, Economy, Environment, Event Transcript
March 1, 2012

‘Green Philosophy’

Although growing concerns over climate change have led to the adoption of environmental policies on all sides of the political divide, it would be fair to say that some conservatives remain more sceptical about the ‘environmental agenda’, in part because …

Posted in Environment, Event
July 22, 2011

Addressing the Causes is Tomorrow’s Problem. Somalia Needs our Help Today.

Nobody is under any illusions as to the causes of the ongoing famine in East Africa, where over 10 million people are at risk of starvation after the worst drought in 60 years. It’s not just that the rains have …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Environment, Somalia, The Scoop
July 5, 2011

Time to think again on food security

Once again the rains have failed over the Horn of Africa; once again millions are faced with the bleak prospect of malnourishment or starvation; and once again the calls have gone out from the aid agencies for urgent international help. …

Posted in Africa, Democracy & Development, Economy, Environment, Somalia, The Scoop
March 28, 2011

APPG Event: External Policies in Europe: The Energy Dimension

By kind invitation of Damian Collins MP, The All Party Parliamentary Group on Transatlantic and International Security was pleased to host a discussion with Philip Lowe, Director-General for Energy, European Commission.  Mr Lowe set out an overview of the external …

Posted in Environment, Europe, Event
March 8, 2011

Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East: Western Policy Considerations

By kind invitation of Julian Lewis MP, The Henry Jackson Society was pleased to host a discussion with Dr Jack Caravelli, Former Principal Advisor to the President for Non-proliferation Policy, U.S. National Security Council and former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. …

Posted in Economy, Environment, Event, Middle East
February 9, 2011

Replacing the Pump with the Plug: Clean Energy And Its Implications

By kind invitation of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, The Henry Jackson Society was delighted to host a discussion with Shai Agassi, CEO of Better Place, the World’s leading Electrical Vehicle service provider.  Lauded on ‘most consequential people’ lists by everyone from …

Posted in Environment, Event
November 17, 2009

Climate Change: The Road to Copenhagen

By kind invitation of Graham Stuart MP, Larry Schweiger, President & CEO of the National Wildlife Federation and Barbara Bramble, Director of International Affairs at the National Wildlife Federation, spoke about the latest developments in the US Senate and how …

Posted in Environment, Event
February 11, 2009

The Global Energy Market: Changing Geopolitical and Financial Risks

By kind invitation of Austin Mitchell MP, the Henry Jackson Society hosted a discussion with Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, where she discussed the changing …

Posted in Economy, Environment, Event
March 18, 2007

Europe’s energy dependency risk

The European Union has become too dependent on foreign sources of energy, much of which comes from unstable lands. Above all, Russia is Europe’s primary trading partner in energy, and more energy—especially in oil and gas—is likely to come from …

Posted in Briefing, Economy, Environment, Europe