5 Nov 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm The Pitt Building (Darwin Room)


The symposium is free to attend but registration is necessary. Online registration is available from the link on the top right hand side. 

The concluding symposium with CRASSH Humanitas Professor in Sustainability Studies 2013-14, Gretchen Daily.


Partha Dasgupta (Faculty of Economics)
Toby Gardner (Department of Zoology)
Bhaskar Vira (Geography Department)

Events in the Series

Thursday 31 October – Lecture 1: Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision-Making: Frontiers in Research and Policy
Friday 1 November – Lecture 2: Nature's Competing Values
Monday 4 November – Lecture 3: Feeding the World and Security Biodiversity
Tuesday 5 November – Symposium (online registration required)


14.00 - 14.05


14.05 - 14.35

Response 1 and Discussion 1

  • Dr Bhaskar Vira (Geography Department)
14.35 - 15.10

Response 2 and Discussion 2

  • Dr Toby Gardner (Department of Zoology)
15.10 - 15.45

Response 3 and Discussion 3

  • Professor Partha Dasgupta (Faculty of Economics)
15.45 - 16.15

Coffee break

16.15 - 17.30

Sharing of audience statements & Conclusion

17.30 - 18.30

Drinks reception

About the Professorship

The Humanitas Chair in Sustainability Studies has been made possible by the generous support of Tellus Mater Foundation.

Over its 5 year duration, the Visiting Professorship will touch on a diverse range of topics relating to sustainability studies, ranging from the environment and behaviour, to policy and economics.

The Humanitas Chair in Sustainability Studies is organised in collaboration with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative(CCI), a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading internationally-focussed biodiversity conservation organisations clustered in and around Cambridge, UK. CCI seeks to transform the global understanding and conservation of biodiversity and the natural capital it represents and, through this, secure a sustainable future for all life on Earth. The CCI partners together combine and integrate research, education, policy and practice to create innovative solutions for society and to foster conservation learning and leadership. 

Standing Committee

Mike Rands (Excecutive Director, Cambridge Conservation Initiative)
William Sutherland (Zoology)
Bhaskar Vira (Geography)

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