The Forum aims to stimulate cross-disciplinary conversations about some of the great sustainability challenges the world faces in the future and the research pathways which will help to prepare for and address those challenges.
The overarching theme of the Forum is 'sustainability in an uncertain future' and we change topics each October. In our fourth year, we are focusing on connections between health, wellbeing and sustainability and we will be exploring different aspects of this area each term.
Each month, the Forum brings together experts from across and outside Cambridge who are interested in sustainability and work in areas ranging from energy, biodiversity and food security to anthropology, architecture, history and economics.
More than 1,700 people have come to our public events, aimed at catalyzing debate around key issues related to sustainability and the environment and highlighting the University’s research in this area.
Discussions during the Forum's sustainable cities topic formed the basis of a new £4.1 million research programme on 'Managing Air for Green Inner Cities' (MAGIC). This 5 year project will be led by the University of Cambridge and is one of seven new EPSRC research programmes that aim to tackle some of the UK’s major science and engineering challenges.
The second Forum brought together a 69 early career researchers from 20 departments, institutes and centres for a series of four meetings to talk about knowledge gaps and future research questions related to our land-use change topic.
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