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Cambridge | Conference: Tree Conference 2020
May 2 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Organised by Tree Sisters.
World-class speakers, front line science and pioneering tree care projects that put trees centre stage. Founded by TreeSister Suzi Martineau and run in conjunction with the educational outreach programme of TreeSisters.org.
We hold focus on how to unite people around the needs of trees as a road map to healthy ecosystems in cities and rural areas. There will be something for everyone and the chance to explore new and really timely projects. This year TreeSisters are delighted to be supporting people to set up Tree Conferences in their own countries as something we can do to give a voice to the very specific needs in different bio-zones.
Speakers and topics include:
Merlin Sheldrake ~ Author of Entangled Life on Looking at forests from the fungal point of view.
Jojo Mehta ~ Lead Lawyer representing the Ecocide amendment in International Criminal Law and Yulia Strange Head of Forest Programmes at Client Earth (t.b.c.) What are the legal strategies for halting deforestation and protecting ancient forests?
Alan Watson Featherstone ~ Founder of Trees for Life, the group reforesting the Caledonian Forest of Scotland on How do we restore the earth and support citizen-led reforestation?
Clare Dubois ~ Founder of TreeSisters
Dr David Ellison ~ Author of Trees, Forests & Water: Cool Insights for a Hot World explains what we know about the relationship between trees and the global weather systems.
Glennie Kindred Author of Walking with Trees on What does the next generation to know about trees & cycles?
John Tucker ~ Director of Woodland Creation for the Woodland Trust and speakers from the day for a panel discussion with questions from the audience
Brief speakers slots for local groups and our partners to share stories of the inspirational work they do and lead into Networking Time. Speakers and projects to be announced soon.