Past Events

SCRR / RSE Peter Wilson Lecture 2015

Professor Tim Benton, UK Champion for Global Food Security and Professor of Population Ecology, University of Leeds

‘Feeding the Future – Can we do it sustainably?’

Monday February 9, 2015 • 6pm

UPDATE: please see below for event report.

There is much discussion of the world’s demand for food being set to double in the next decades. Climate change’s impacts on farming are also increasingly being felt. Farming is competing for access to land and water, and its impacts on the natural environment (whether through habitat loss, impact on biodiversity, impact on water bodies or carbon emissions) are often highlighted from local to global levels. Is it possible to grow more food, sustainably, or do we need to change our expectations of what can be made available?

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ

Further information

Please see the event page on the RSE website.

Event report

An event report and an audio recording are now available via the RSE website.

Event report by Jeremy Watson (PDF, 231 KB):

Audio recording: