Carbon Capture & Climate Repair Symposium

Research Symposia
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Cambridge Zero Research Symposium, in collaboration with Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge

"Carbon Capture & Climate Repair: What, where, when, how, by whom and for whom?"

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr Shaun Fitzgerald, "Why do we need more than emissions reduction? And what are the options?"
  • Dr Alexander Forse, "Capture carbon dioxide with batteries and supercapacitors"
  • Prof Alison Smith, "Microalgae for sustainable solutions"
  • Dr Lucrezia Nava, "The way to Net-Zero and Beyond: Understanding Stakeholder Perceptions of Negative Emission Technologies and Practices"
  • Dr Kevin Martin, "Building carbon sequestration solutions through education in the rural Global South"
  • Dr Lucy Tweed, "Thermal effects of CO2 injection into depleted reservoirs"
  • Dr Charlotte Wheeler, "The right trees in the right place: how does the type of forest restoration impact carbon sequestration?"
  • Dr Olga Tutubalina & Sophie Weeks, "Innovative approaches to sustainable land use in Øvre Dividal National Park, Norway"
  • Ariel de Fauconberg, "The “Real Deal”: Team formation processes in early-stage climate technology ventures"

Location: Pavilion Room at Hughes Hall, Cambridge


  • 1-2pm: Light Lunch
  • 2-5pm: Symposium
  • 5-6pm: Drinks Reception

Download the full programme and abstracts here



This Michaelmas term, Cambridge Zero in collaboration with Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Engagement are running four half day research symposia. The aim of these symposia is to showcase the ground-breaking research related to sustainability, climate change, and net-zero that is happening across Cambridge, to connect researchers from across different communities and disciplines, and encourage new collaborations. Attendance is free.

Each symposium will feature a number of keynote presentations from senior Cambridge academics, and we are inviting submissions from Early Career Researchers (Cambridge Postdocs and PhD students) to present their research in a series of 10 minute presentations. There is also the option to give a 2 minute 'lightning' presentation instead of a 10 minute one. This would consist of a single slide and a (very) brief explanation of your research. This may be a suitable option for those just beginning their research project or to present ideas for future research projects. We invite interested researchers whose work fits under the broad remit of sustainability and/ or climate change to submit abstracts via this form.

The audience is likely to be predominantly internal Cambridge researchers, but we also expect some external interest.

If you would like to attend without presenting, you are also welcome. In this case, please register at to secure your space, so that we know how many will be attending. 

Upcoming Research Symposia in this series are:

  • 28th October – Economy & Society: Achieving sustainable development using natural capital, social capital and sustainable finance.
  • 8th November – Carbon  Capture & Climate Repair: What, where, when, how, by whom and for whom?
  • 21st November – Behavioural Change & Education: Tackling misinformation and promoting institutional and individual action.
  • 7th December – Climate & Disease: Drivers, impacts and solutions.


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