2018 Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum
Living on the Edge
10th February, 10am-4pm
CCSF 2018: Living on the Edge
The Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum is a one day annual forum organised by a group of Cambridge University students and run in partnership with the Cambridge Hub. The Forum is aimed at increasing awareness of climate change, sustainability and 21st Century environmental challenges.

This year’s forum will celebrate the progress of the environmental movement over the last 55 years, with our theme ‘Living on the Edge’ aiming to engage the audience on how we can manage climate risks and tackle the social, economic and environmental challenges we face as a species.
Save the date: the forum will be held on the 10th February 2018! We have an exciting line-up of speakers from around the world, workshops from local organisations actively engaging in sustainability, expert panels and debates on climate denial, plastic waste, community resilience and the outcomes of the COP23 talks. A full vegetarian/vegan buffet lunch from a local caterer will be provided, and the event will be followed by drinks at the venue bar!

Professor David Vaughan OBE, Director of Science at the British Antarctic Survey, will be giving the opening keynote address. His talk will focus on the challenges involved in making robust predictions of climate change and its associated impacts. David’s research interests lie in the field of glaciology, climate and sea-level rise, the role of ice in the Earth system and the societal implications of climate change and rising sea levels.

Sail Britain will also be participating in CCSF. Sail Britain engages people with the ocean through interdisciplinary sailing expeditions, and explores its cultural and environmental importance to inspire positive change. They work with artists, scientists, storytellers, communities and research organisations to increase ocean literacy through sailing and cultural exchange.

Click here for a look back at last year’s event.

10:00am Welcome speech from the CCSF Committee

10:10am Opening keynote
David Vaughan, British Antarctic Survey
10:50am Pathways to successfully limiting global climate change
Discussion featuring:
  • - Dr Hugh Hunt, Engineering Dynamics at the University of Cambridge
  • - Sally Ranney, President of the American Renewable Energy Institute
  • - Rupert Read, Green House think tank, Cambridge Green Party Candidate
  • - Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, Director of the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London
12:00pm Business as unusual: influencing better sustainable practices
A presentation from Cambridge Consultants, Catherine Joce
12:20pm Vegan lunch
Provided by local caterers Wandering Yak.
12:45pm Workshops and stalls
An informal round-robin with stalls and workshops over lunch with Cambridge based sustainability-minded organisations.
1:30pm The value of interdisciplinary research
Sail Britain, Oliver Beardon
2:00pm Panel: "There's no such thing as a meat-eating environmentalist."
Where do lifestyle choices stand in the fight against climate change? Featuring Joanna Watson (Friends of the Earth), Jacky Sutton-Adam (Transition Cambridge), Ross Porter (Voyage Vert), Fiona Watson (Survival International), Emily Dunning (Living Lab).
Questions from the audience welcome.
2:50 pm Closing speech
Craig Bennett, CEO of Friends of the Earth
3:30 pm The Unbelievable Climate Truth quiz
The Cambridge Impronauts
3:50pm Closing comments & information on the upcoming Cambridge Climate Lectures.
4:00pm Networking in Union bar.

Click here to download a PDF version of the timetable.
Tickets are £4 for Union members, £7 for students and £10 for the general public (plus fees). They are available at the link below.

Our Team
Please feel free to contact any members of the team for any inquiries.
Ces O'Hanlon
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Logistics Officer
Natasha Robinson
Publicity Officer
Anna Mercier
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Speakers Officer
Flora Macgregor
Speakers Officer
Bronwen Fraser
Workshop Officer
Jamie Sandall
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