This year's Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum, ‘A Climate Reset', seeks to reset and recalibrate our responses to the climate crisis. Through understanding it as an inevitable reckoning produced by long term systemic inequalities, we can address a wider network of intersecting injustices and create transformational solutions. We want to emphasise creativity and diverse voices in sustainability, centering intersectionality and looking outside the Western narrative.
The Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum is a two day annual event aimed at increasing awareness of climate change, through a variety of panels and showcases. It is organised by a group of 10 University of Cambridge students, with the support of Cambridge Hub.
The Global Climate Strike held in 2019, as seen on King's Parade. Source: Varsity.
Our Impact Statement
We want to reach out to students in Cambridge and create new and diverse responses to the climate crisis. Through inspiring individuals who may not be involved with sustainability while simultaneously sparking new conversations among the more experienced, we plan to kickstart a new generation of student activists. We want to talk about change on a local, Cambridge based level as well as speaking broadly about systemic, national and global systems.
Join us in stimulating panel discussions on Decolonising Climate Responses, Cambridge-Based Activism and Representing the Climate Crisis Creatively. Some of our most prestigious speakers make up the list of CLIMATE 100 – the world’s most influential people in climate policy. Together, we aim to share knowledge, discuss strategies and take action towards overcoming the current environmental and climate crisis we find ourselves in.
Save the date: the forum will be held on the 11th & 12th of June 2022 at the Cambridge Union! We will be having an exciting line-up of speakers, a Green Fair showcasing local sustainability initiatives, an exhibition, short film screenings and a stimulating discussion on ecocide.
Regularly check our website, Facebook page and Instagram @ccsf_camhub to stay up-to-date.
Interior of the Cambridge Union. Source: The Cambridge Union.
What is the Green Fair?
The Green Fair is a showcase of sustainable initiatives and organisations in Cambridge, from student societies to volunteering opportunities and activist groups. It’s a chance to chat with the groups and find out what they do, in an informal setting. It will run 11:30- 12:30 pm on 12th June, on the second day of the Forum.
We’ve got a great lineup of Green Fair participants already, including Cambridge Young Greens, Extinction Rebellion and Platonic Films!
To find out more about our speakers and Green Fair Initiatives, please click on the buttons below. Alternatively, download a PDF here: Speakers Program
Timings are according to British Summer Time (BST). A PDF of the timetable can be found here: Timetable