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Join us at the Cambridge Festival 2023

Join us at the Cambridge Festival 2023 – One more week of events!

Cambridge Zero has organised a number of exciting events for this year’s Cambridge Festival, covering a diverse range of topics ranging from education to climate repair to the protection of the Cambridgeshire Fens. We've had great discussions and engagement from the audience, bringing to the fore some very important societal questions. And there are still a few more events to go!

Here's a look at what we've done so far:

  • On 17th March, the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series, in conjunction with Cambridge Zero, the Centre for Climate Repair and Anglia Ruskin University, hosted an event titled 'How should we manage our future as the global temperature rises?'. Chaired by Oliver Morton, speakers Gaia Vince and Jonathon Porritt discussed the implications of 1.5C being almost out of reach.

  • In 'Can we cool a warming world?' on 24th March, an online discussion explored perspectives from science to policy to indigenous peoples. Chaired by Dr. Antoinette Nestor, panellists included Dr. Shaun Fitzgerald, Prof Hugh Hunt, PhD student Alice Wells from University of Exeter and Ilona Mettiäinen from University of Lapland.

And here's what's still to come:

  • On 25th March, young people are invited to explore the question of 'What is Climate Repair' and learn more about the research that is taking place and the benefits and risks associated with it. Although this event is targeted to a youth audience, it is open to everyone.

  • On 30th March, the director of Cambridge Zero, Prof. Emily Shuckburgh, be speaking in a panel organised by the Students Union on 'Climate Change from Despair to Action'. This follows up from her panel role on 24th March in their 'Explore Climate Change with Big Bang Young Scientist of the Year' event.

  • And on 1st April, the Centre for Landscape Regeneration will host an event titled 'What does the future hold for the Cambridgeshire Fens?' The Fens contribute over £3 billion to the economy and produce a third of England's vegetables, but are threatened by climate change and the decline of peat. The panel of experts from research and farming will discuss the complex web of interactions that need to be considered in order to protect biodiversity, the local communities, and maintain UK food security.

A video-recording of the opening ceremony of the Climate Change Festival 2022 will also be available on demand, exploring 'What does climate accessibility means'.

Join us in these discussions and learn more about how together we can implement solutions and create a more sustainable future.