People and the planet

Sir John Sulston FRS Portrait of Sir John Sulston Copyright The Royal Society/Anne Purkiss

Public lecture by Sir John Sulston FRS.
 

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John Sulston FRS is Chair of the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation at the University of Manchester.

He chaired the working group for the People and the Planet project, a major study investigating the links between global population and consumption, and the implications for a finite planet.

In this lecture, he discusses the links between global population, consumption and the environment, and the implications for sustainable development. How can we all live and flourish on a finite Earth?

The final report of the People and the Planet project is freely available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle formats.

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Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

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