Thursday 27 June 2013 7.00 - 8.30pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Environmental risks and hazards like bovine TB, ash dieback and neonicotinoid pesticides are affecting our biodiversity and agriculture. With scientific uncertainty about the impact and scale of these risks, policy-makers face difficult decisions.
Badger culls have been implemented, neonicotinoid pesticides have been banned for their effect on the bee population, and the public are helping spot the early warning signs of Ash Dieback. How can all groups of society input into this decision-making process and is Government getting its policies right and striking a balance between maximising innovation and minimising harm?