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New building: greening britain's infrastructure

Greening Britain's Infrastructure

7th June 2018
This summer is an important one for planning the country’s future infrastructure needs. The National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) will, according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), ‘analyse the UK’s long-term economic infrastructure needs, outline a strategic vision over the next 30 years, and set out recommendations for how identified needs should be met.’
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Tackling mental health problems in children and young people: the importance of early intervention

16th May 2018
Tackling mental health problems in children and young people: the importance of early intervention. A joint event by the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and CLOSER, the home of longitudinal research

Green Finance Taskforce: The role of finance in tackling climate change

5th June 2018
In September 2017, the UK Government launched the Green Finance Taskforce. This brought together leaders from the financial sector to make recommendations on accelerating the growth of green finance in the UK. The recommendations were published in March 2018 but were, as the Chair of the Taskforce Sir Roger Gifford wrote in his preface, “the beginning, not the end of this work”.
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Employment Focused Higher Education

15th May 2018
Together with the Edge Foundation, the APGSE will host a discussion on the possibilities of new technical and vocational learning pathways in Higher Education provision.
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Climate Change and Big Data

17th July 2018
Climate change is already having a substantive effect on the international economy, as well as to society and the biosphere. By 2030, it is estimated that the costs associated with adapting to a shift in global temperatures of just 2 percent could cost between $70 and $100 per year.
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Technology for SEND Education

12th June 2018
Technology has the potential to transform learning and unlock opportunity for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Yet schools need support to take advantage of this technology effectively. And, with the majority of children with Education Health and Care Plans educated in mainstream, every school needs to take up the challenge of using technology in SEND.
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International Cooperation and Ideas Sharing

8th May 2018
The APPGAT is delighted to welcome the American-based Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) to parliament, along with the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA), to discuss international cooperation, and share ideas for policy engagement.