Stories of Hope

The Stories of Hope programme is filled with inspiring talks by groundbreaking conservationists, inspiring youth leaders, and celebrity figures. We will find out what is happening in the Cambridgeshire countryside and in pioneering British schools, and we will journey from the forests of India to the grasslands of Kenya.

Reasons for Optimism

Chaired by Rosie Trevelyan and Andrew Balmford

Responding to the Biodiversity and Climate Crisis Junayd Ul Islam
The Science of Optimism Netta Weinstein
Reasons for Environmental Hope Lily Cole

Conscious Choices for Wildlife and the Climate

Chaired by Gillian Burke

Transitioning to a Zero Carbon Future Emily Shuckburgh
Cutting Food Waste and Emissions at the University Scale Amy Munroe-Faure, Emma Garnett & Nick White
Ocean Optimism in the Wake of Plastic Pollution Heather Koldewey

Restoring Habitat

Chaired by Tony Juniper

Wicken Fen Vision Sarah Smith
Students and Farmers: An Unlikely Conservation Partnership Penpont Project Youth Leaders
Reviving Geltsdale Nature Reserve Martin Harper
Rewilding India Krithi Karanth
Tropical Rainforests Making a Comeback Steve Backshall

Community Action for Nature

Chaired by Veronica Pickering

B&Q’s Conservation Impact with Forest Stewardship Council Certification Caroline Laurie
Inclusive Conservation Mya-Rose Craig, @Birdgirl
Racing the Snow Leopard Rafael Mares
High Tech Solutions for Marine Conservation Mark Spalding

Saving Species

Evidence for Avoided Extinctions Stu Butchart
Raising Butterflies in the UK and Ghana Dorothy Stringer School
Bringing Back Mauritian Biodiversity Carl Jones
From Lion Killers to Lion Guardians Salisha Chandra

Hope for Our Wild, Wonderful Planet with Sir David Attenborough

Chaired by Liz Bonnin