31 Oct 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm SG1&2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road


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Concluding symposium of the Humanitas Series in Sustainability Studies 2014 entitled series Earth Resilience and World Development: Pathways towards global sustainability in an era of rapid global changes with Johan Rockström.


Bill Adams (University of Cambridge)
Gretchen Daily (Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment)
Bill Sutherland (University of Cambridge)

Events in the Series

Human Prosperity within Planetary Boundaries (HUMANITAS)
28 Oct 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site

Public lecture.

Planetary Boundaries 2.0: Defining a safe Operating Space for Humanity on Earth (HUMANITAS)
29 Oct 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Cambridge Conservation Initiative Seminar.

Competition of Life Game (HUMANITAS)
30 Oct 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm, University Centre (Mead Room)

Interactive event for teenagers along with Professor Johan Rockström. Participants are divided into teams of 4-5 and using simple tools to represent renewable resources, this activity will hopefully inspire understanding and discussion on the different strategies people use to manage resources in the real world.

From Sustainable Development to Global Sustainability (HUMANITAS)
31 Oct 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm, SG1&2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Concluding symposium with respondents Bill Adams (Cambridge), Gretchen Daily (Stanford Woods) and Bill Sutherland (Cambridge).


14.00 – 14.15

Introduction from Johan Rockström

14.15 - 14.25

Response 1 and Discussion: Bill Adams    

14.25 – 14.35

Response 2 and Discussion: Gretchen Daily

14.35 – 14.45

Response 3 and Discussion: Bill Sutherland

14.45 - 14.55

Response from Johan Rockström

14.55 - 15.45

Open discussion

15.45 – 16.15

Coffee Break

16.15 – 17.30

Sharing of audience statements and 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. 

Previous Humanitas Visiting Professors in Sustainability Studies

2013-14: Gretchen Daily

Standing Committee

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

Hosting College

Trinity Hall


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