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KEYNOTE: Who are the 10 billion? With Paul White & Tony Ryan
Mon 13 February 2017, 17:30 – 18:30 GMT
Who are the 10bn?
In this opening keynote lecture, Professor Paul White (Emeritus Deputy Vice-Chancellor) and Professor Tony Ryan (Professor of Physical Chemistry and founding Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures) discuss the demographics, dilemmas and opportunities of living in a world of 10 billion.
Professor Paul White OBE
Professor Paul White is a former Professor of European Urban Geography and Emeritus Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield. He is currently pursuing research on elite migrants in European cities.
Professor Tony Ryan OBE
Professor Tony Ryan is the Professor of Physical Chemistry and the founding Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. He focuses on the global meta challenge of the food water and energy nexus; feeding a growing world population; reducing the impacts of agriculture and food production that account for 25-30% of green house gas emissions; and harnessing the power of the sun for food production and renewable energy.