OUNCS Symposium: 'Providing for the planet without costing the earth'

Past Event

12 November 2016, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

The Oxford University Nature Conservation Society (OUNCS) and the Oxford Martin School bring you a day long symposium of short and powerful talks focussing on the most critical sustainability issues we face in the world today.

By bringing together a comumunity of environmentally minded students, academics and professionals from all disciplines and backgrounds; we hope to plant the seeds of inspiration which will grow into the real world solutions to our environmental problems. Our speakers will give different views on topics such as food security, sustainable fishing and forest conservation.

To book tickets: http://bit.ly/2dwCaMr
(Early Bird Tickets (available until 15 October): Adults £14, students £8)


09.00 - 09.15 Registration

09.15 - 09.25 Introduction

09.25 - 11.00 Food security

11.00 - 11.25 Coffee break

11.25 - 13.10 Sustainable fisheries

  • Professor Simon Jennings, Lead Advisor, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas)
    Fish, fisheries and future food: challenges and solutions
  • Professor Catherine Redgwell, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Sustainable Oceans
    Sustainable fisheries and unsustainable practices – an international legal perspective
  • Chris Grieve, Consultant to the Marine Stewardship Council
    Use of certification schemes to promote good practice

13.10 - 14.10 Lunch

14.10 - 15.10 Green forestry

  • Tallulah Chapman, Communications Manager, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) UK
    Forests for all, forever
  • Dr Sandra Nogué, Lecturer in Palaeoenvironmental Science, University of Southampton
    Maintaining forests and their services despite environmental change

15.10 - 15.35 tea break

15.35 - 17.00 Panel session: the ecosystem services approach to conservation: a framework for sustainably meeting demand?

  • Professor Ian J. Bateman, Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), University of Exeter (Chair)
  • Tony Juniper, independent sustainability and environment advisor, including as Special Advisor with the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit
  • Professor Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School
  • Dr Bhaskar Vira, Director, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute