Cambridge at COP27: Focus on action and speeding up implementation
While negotiators scrambled for a last-minute deal on a new fund for loss and damage to support countries most vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change, Cambridge researchers continued to push for action on cutting emissions.
Green Careers Festival 2023
Cambridge Zero is pleased to be partnering with the University of Cambridge Careers Service on delivering the University’s third Green Careers Fair and second Green Careers Festival.
In collaboration with the Student Union, we have thought carefully about how to deliver a Green Careers Fair that supports all students to find jobs leading the change.
Climate Challenge 2023: Climate Entrepreneurship Competition – Just Decarbonisation
Are you interested in innovation to solve global problems? Do you want a just transition? Join the Climate Challenge, a climate-focussed entrepreneurship competition for postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
27 September 2022
Localized impacts and economic implications from high temperature disruption days under climate change
Research paper examining the change in frequency of exceeding a daily mean temperature threshold on 5- to 20-year time horizons, in collaboration with Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies and the British Antarctic Survey.
New Research: COP must reverse rising pessimism over building sector decarbonisation
The building sector is one of the most important and challenging to decarbonise because it involves a complex overlap of people, places and practices that creates a barrier to designing just emission reduction policies. In a new study led by Cambridge Zero Fellow Ramit Debnath, researchers found that social media engagement with climate policy events is vital to reducing building emissions and ensuring environmental justice.
Governments must invest and regulate to bring down energy costs, finds pioneering report
Ten Principles for Policymaking in The Energy Transition, a pioneering new report co-authored by energy policy experts from the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, sets out how a different approach to policy can empower governments to accelerate innovation, reduce costs and de-risk markets. The report finds that government investment and regulation is key to rapidly bringing down the cost of clean technologies. New principles for policymaking can unlock faster and cheaper technology growth, from green hydrogen to net zero steel, to cut emissions and boost economies.
Study shows competition created by China’s rise as a technology superpower led to significant increases in clean energy investment
The first major study of driving forces behind government funding of energy RD&D – and the public institutions generating it – over the 21st century shows that competition created by China’s rise as a technology superpower led to significant increases in clean energy investment. The study led by University of Cambridge and University of California, Berkeley, and published in the journal Nature Energy, also found that cooperation commitments at a UN climate conference were not just empty words, and did boost 'cleantech' innovation, albeit a long way off levels required to hit net zero or prevent two-degree warming.