CCI events

On this page you can find out about events that CCI is involved in hosting, as well as some of the events that CCI has held in the past. 

Future events

Science-Policy Challenges in Polar Conservation and Management: A workshop series co-convened by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) in 2017-18

Each of the workshops will focus on topical issues faced in the polar regions that are also of global relevance and that reach beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. By drawing on the Cambridge academic and conservation communities, we aim to provide a forum for gathering and sharing expertise.

The first workshop in the series is: "Integrating climate science into ecosystem-based management" and will be held on Thursday 9th November 2017 at 2-4:30pm, at the British Antarctic Survey’s Aurora Centre, Cambridge. 

Our expert panel will discuss how current knowledge can be best utilised to provide information for policy decision-makers about the effects of climate change on species and ecosystems in the polar regions and beyond. The workshop will also include opportunities for discussion and networking, with the aim of linking experts within the Cambridge academic and conservation communities, and identifying potential areas for collaboration and future work

Panel members will include:

  • Ms Jane Rumble (Polar Regions Dept, FCO) (panel chair)
  • Mr Henry Burgess (NERC Arctic Office)
  • Dr Gemma Harper (Defra)
  • Dr Val Kapos (UNEP-WCMC)
  • Professor John Turner (British Antarctic Survey)

This event is open to interested researchers, practitioners and policy makers in and around Cambridge, and is free to attend. Please register here to participate.

For information on future events in this series please contact Rachel Cavanagh and Susie Grant

Past events

Earth Optimism: 22 April 2017

Over 1,500 people came to the David Attenborough Building on 22 April 2017, to celebrate #EarthOptimism. You can view the talks given as part of this event, including by Dame Jane Goodall, Professor Steven Pinker and Sir David Attenborough, on the CCI YouTube channel

For more information, please visit our Earth Optimism event page.

New Networks for Nature: 22-24 September 2016

CCI was delighted to be a co-host for the New Networks for Nature conference, Nature Matters, in September 2016. This was the eighth New Networks for Nature conference, and the first to take place in Cambridge. Building on the broad interdisciplinary networks that the New Networks for Nature group have fostered over the years, speakers at this year's conference included poets, singers, researchers and journalists. The Saturday of the conference also offered a new feature, in which attendees were able to take part in practical workshops throughout the David Attenborough Building. The conference closed with a final sessions focusing on hope, which included a rousing (and hope-filled) speech by Sir David Attenborough; the video of this last session can be viewed here

You can read more about the conference on the New Networks for Nature website

The Youth Nature Network, A Focus on Nature, has also written a blog about attending the conference.