Stories

Ideas, insights and proposals from the Cambridge Zero network on advancing a zero-carbon world.
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Wildfire - Photo by Joanne Francis on Unsplash
We’ve seen searing heat in the Arctic over recent weeks along with the most intense wildfires ever recorded in Siberia. Why is this happening and what does it mean for the future? Are these effects of climate change? Dr Emma Boland and Dr Alison Ming discuss their findings here.
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Student working at computer - Photo by Dylan Gillis on Unsplash
This summer, Cambridge Zero is offering four paid virtual internships for undergraduates and recent graduates through the Living Laboratory: Carbon Footprinting, Research Strategy, Virtual Events and Inductions. Find out more about them and how to apply here.
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No 10 Downing Street -Photo by Jordhan Madec on Unsplash
Eliot Whittington, Director of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s Corporate Leaders Groups, presents an open letter signed by CEOs from across the economy, representing more than 200 leading UK businesses, investors and business networks.
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Man mixing a chemistry flask - Photo by Science in HD on Unsplash
Dr Cristina Peñasco, a Lecturer in Public Policy in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Centre Fellow at C-EENRG, discusses how R&D public funding programs can support economic progress.
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Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash
The annual Carbon Challenge Competition brings together teams of students and staff to come up with ideas that address the climate challenge in practical ways. Announcing our 2020 winners in 'Gamifying Decarbonisation': Team FoodIE.
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Suffolk nature reserve - Photo by Julian Simpson on Unsplash
Why are peatlands so important to everyone in the UK, not just those who live in the Fens? Peter Landshoff, founder of the Cam Catchment Partnership and Natural Cambridgeshire Forum, looks at what we can do to save this important ecosystem.
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Energy R&D - Photo by Science in HD on Unsplash
Laura Diaz Anadon, Professor of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow at C-EENRG, describes how increased and well-targeted R&D investment will foster the energy transition and a more sustainable economy.
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Happy people - Photo by Sebastián León Prado on Unsplash
Dimitri Zenghelis, Senior Advisor for the Wealth Economy Project at the Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge, outlines how a coordinated and ambitious transition to net zero emissions can significantly contribute to a strong, sustainable, inclusive and resilient green COVID-19 recovery.  
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Looking into a carbon-neutral future - Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash
Eliot Whittington, Director of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s Corporate Leaders Groups, discusses the impacts of major megatrends - such as climate change - on Europe’s labour market in the context of the continent’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
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Green growth - Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
David Newbery, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Director of the Energy Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge, outlines how a National Infrastructure Bank charged to put us on a Net Zero path may be the best way of delivering both short and long-term stimulus. 
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Green energy jobs
Can we shape a national and global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic in a way that supports the response to climate change and other environmental threats? Dr Emily Shuckburgh presents a green COVID-19 recovery government briefing from the COP26 Universities Network.
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Student training other students - Photo by You X Ventures on Unsplash
Are you passionate about climate action? Want to educate others on what the future holds and how we can act? We are launching the Cambridge Carbon Literacy Project, and looking for our first student trainers. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain educational experience as well as formal qualifications.