Director of IGP Professor Henrietta Moore has begun her appointment as a member of the Science Advisory Council for the UK Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra). Professor Moore will join the rest of the Council in guiding Defra’s scientific priorities and policy making, including horizon-scanning and long-range planning. Professor Moore will serve on the Council for three years.
For more information on the structure of the Science Advisory Council and its membership, visit the Defra webpage.
Recent research shows that Lebanon could witness an increase of 1.2 to 3.2 degrees in temperatures in areas that are already very arid and suffer from water shortage. An increase in temperature and a decrease in precipitation will have particular impact on the electricity sector - a higher cooling demand in summer and increased consumption for electricity. Rising sea levels and water scarcity in Lebanon could lead to internal climate migration and mass displacement from rural to coastal regions affecting agricultural output, jobs and livelihoods. The economic situation in the cities that are already prone to poverty, illiteracy and unemployment could become worse.Read More
At the IGP we fundamentally believe that citizens and communities should be at the centre of efforts to reimagine prosperity and to define what matters to them for a good quality of life. We do not assume what matters; we ask people to tell us what matters to them.Read More