Stories of Hope
A series of inspirational talks from speakers around the globe
More than thirty passionate speakers present compelling accounts of conservation success. There are talks by UK-based experts and youth leaders, as well as inspiring conservation projects from further afield. We journey to the wetlands of Kenya and the reefs of the Maldives, as well as finding out what’s happening in the British countryside and in pioneering schools in Brighton and Ghana. Hear from a climate campaigner, from the engineers who have invented an extraordinary device for stopping car pollution at source, and from one of the architects of the ground-breaking Paris Climate Agreement. Our Stories of Hope speakers share their stories of what it takes to bring critically endangered species like the pink pigeon back from the brink, remove plastic waste from the oceans, and dramatically shrink an organisation’s carbon footprint.
Alongside these talks, we had live Q&As happening throughout the Cambridge Festival, all of which are available to watch back on demand.
Hear diverse perspectives on why the natural world and our responses to the environmental crisis inspire optimism, and discover how prospects for two very different wetlands are changing for the better.
Practical solutions to addressing biodiversity loss and reducing emissions begin with us. Find out what we can do to eat more sustainably, cut out plastic waste, and approach the challenges ahead with ambition and hope.
Stories of achieving conservation success in very different ways – from small-scale fishers to large-scale business, and from science to online gaming.
Meet the heroes rescuing species around the world – from Brighton to Mauritius, via Mexico and the Caribbean – and learn what inspires and encourages them.
Despite all we hear in the media see there are many places around the world where people are successfully saving and restoring natural habitats. Discover what’s happening here in the UK, in India, and in some of Europe’s most endangered landscapes.
Join science broadcaster Liz Bonnin as she talks with the world’s favourite naturalist about why he is optimistic about our planet’s future, and asks him your questions.