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.
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(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
- Professor Charles Godfray, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food
The Challenges of Feeding 10 Billion People without Trashing the Planet
- Dr David Edwards, Lecturer in Conservation Science, University of Sheffield
Does land-sparing or land-sharing best protect tropical biodiversity and carbon?
- Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland, Co-Director, Oxford Martin TNC Climate Partnership and Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade
Land sparing in practice – lessons from oil palm
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