Location:Cambridge University, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, United Kingdom
This event is in the past.
The Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum is an annual student-run conference, supported by Cambridge Hub, that aims to engage students, faculty and members of the local community in the discussion of climate change and sustainability issues.
The first Cambridge conservation forum was held in 2010following the example of the Oxford Climate Forum which was launched in 2008. The Climate Forum events represent an unmatched opportunity for ethically-minded decision-makers of the future to interact with the inspirational thinkers of today, exchange ideas and get to know the causes and companies who are similarly committed to a more sustainable future.
The theme of the 2013 forum is "Local action. Global change?". We hope to explore climate action from a personal and community level, in Cambridge and beyond, and contrast it with technological advances and government level initiatives. Ultimately, we hope to address several questions:
1. Does awareness of climate change issues and behavioural change at the personal level as well as campaigns that start at the community level have an impact on consumer demands and local political decision making?
2. Do such movements gain enough momentum to drive change in industries and higher up in the political scene?
3. Which climate change mitigation technologies are currently available or under development and what are the challenges at the technical, political and social level when it comes to their implementation?