Audacity to take Part

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Digital platforms are increasingly becoming available in poor countries at a reasonable cost, and so is the endless flow of innovative applications that are riding on those platforms. The trick is to make poor people see that they are already well armed to take part in the revolution.


Feeding 9 Billion and Maintaining the Planet

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The presentation explores why food production is the most important conservation issue in the 21st century, where we stand today and with ‘business as usual’ projections for 2050, and what the nine food wedges are that would allow us to produce enough food for all, but still have a planet. There is no silver bullet […]


The New Sweet Spot – And How to Find It

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Rory will share with us his views on how the most interesting scientific work nowadays comes often not from within a single discipline but from the happy collision of different fields. In the same way the most interesting business ideas may come from a new combination of old approaches.


A Story of Conflict Renewal & Hope

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The presentation, an account of the struggle to save one of the world’s great national parks with its population of mountain gorillas, renders accessible to an audience one of the darkest conflicts in recent history, the bloody civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  It is not just a story of bleak and bloody […]


The Water-Food-Energy Nexus – Why Everything you Consume is Connected

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We are used to tackling challenges as single issues – rainforest depletion, overfishing, water scarcity – to name but a few. NGOs run compelling campaigns on single issues, companies develop issue-based targets, and most critically governments set policy and regulation in issue-based silos. But the scale of the resource crunch that we will see in […]


Lessons from the Sea

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Having had the opportunity to sail around the world, solo, four times, Isabelle has been profoundly moved by her experiences. She will share with us some of the things that the sea has taught her about life and living on our planet.


The Faces of Conservation

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In our globalized world, species conservation is no longer about local solutions to local problems. Dr. Carlos Drews argues that because we are all connected, conservation is everybody’s business.


Initiating Action

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Dawa will be talking about how we all have a natural urge to better the world we live in, but due to the obstacles placed before us we give up before we even start. He shares stories of how he managed to start working on small ideas, developing them until they are joined and continued […]