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Professor Shuckburgh and her daughters at the Primary School

Penguins and postcards at University Primary School Earth Day assemblies

24 April 2023

Cambridge Zero Director Professor Emily Shuckburgh held two assemblies for children from reception to year six at the University of Cambridge Primary School for Earth Day. Nearly 600 students learned how climate change is melting the ice in Antarctica, threatening the lives of penguins and other polar creatures, and causing a rise in sea levels over a timeline that runs from England's King Charles II in the 18th century to today’s monarch Charles III.

Mer de Glace Handprints – Holding a melting Glacier

Earth Day Competition Winners

21 April 2023

We are excited to celebrate the winners of our Earth Day Photography and Poetry Competition! A big thanks to our judges, Ewan Campbell, Dr Lisa Mullen and Domininkas Zalys. A special congratulations to our photography winner, Millie May, and our poetry winner, Alessandra Rey, and to all of our runners up.

Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash

Hundreds of UK scientists and academics urge Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to prevent any new oil and gas field development

28 March 2023

A letter initiated by Cambridge Zero Director Professor Emily Shuckburgh tells the Prime Minister that the latest global report on climate change demonstrates now is the time to channel all our efforts into renewable energy: “Last Monday the IPCC made it clear that immediate action is required to avert a climate catastrophe. Now is the time to be investing in the technologies of the future, not the past.”