Cambridge Zero is not just about developing greener technologies. It will harness the full power of the University’s research and policy expertise, developing solutions that work for our lives, our society and our economy.
A world-leading climate scientist and gifted science communicator, Dr Emily Shuckburgh recently joined the University as Director of Cambridge Zero. In her previous role at the British Antarctic Survey she led a national research programme on polar climate change.
“Part of our responsibility as a globally influential academic institution is to take a leading role in helping our society move towards a sustainable future.”
Cambridge Zero is bringing together a portfolio of cutting-edge research.
We are enhancing our existing networks of external engagement and collaboration, and actively seeking new partners, to create a platform for change.
We are training a new generation of creative and innovative leaders to respond to this urgent global challenge.
Assessing the feasibility of developing a solar farm on University land, and sourcing all of the University’s electricity from renewable energy.
All new University building projects must consider full carbon and financial lifecycle costs.
The Sustainable Food Policy has achieved a 33% reduction in carbon emissions per kilogram of food by changing product options at University catering outlets.
Looking at options to significantly reduce the amount of gas the University uses for space and water heating, through the use of heat pumps and other technologies.