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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.
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Roundtable: The Future of Energy

12th June 2018

This roundtable will focus on the future of energy in the UK. This will examine how the production, distribution and provision of energy could and should develop in the UK in the coming years and decades.

This will include:

What next clean growth plan

Roundtable: Renewables in the UK

25th June 2018
This roundtable will examine renewable power generation and consider how policy can best support its deployment in the UK.
Future resource and sustainability priorities

Roundtable: Improving Business and Industry Energy Efficiency

3rd July 2018
The Clean Growth Strategy put forward a plan to 'develop a package of measures to support businesses to improve their energy productivity, by at least 20 per cent by 2030'. This roundtable will examine the government's plans to improve business and industry productivity.
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LAUNCH: a Vision for Zero Plastic Waste series

11th June 2018
A joint event by UK Research and Innovation and Policy Connect to launch the project ‘A vision for Zero Plastic Waste’: this drinks reception will kick off a series of parliamentary events organised to examine how to achieve the vision of Zero Plastic Waste and how the UK can become the global leader on this issue.
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Ensuring Carbon Monoxide Safety At Festivals

5th June 2018
With the 2018 festival season getting started, the only stories we want to see are about music, dancing, and perhaps a little bit of mud. However, every year amongst the revellers enjoying themselves, there are worrying reports of festival-goers risking their lives. This reception will engage politicians with carbon monoxide issues facing their constituents at festivals.
Energy for the Circular Economy

ESA Report Launch: Energy for the Circular Economy: an overview of Energy from Waste in the UK

6th June 2018
Produced by the Environmental Services Association, this report looks into the opportunities Energy from Waste presents in the context of the Circular Economy and the government's upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy.