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Green Careers Festival

1 March 2022

Cambridge Zero is pleased to be partnering with the University of Cambridge Careers Service on delivering the University’s second Green Careers Fair and first Green Careers Festival. The transition to a climate-resilient, net zero world will require skilled and talented individuals working in all sectors of society from finance and law to education and healthcare. The changes that will be needed both to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt to life with climate change are wide-ranging and will need innovative thinkers from across disciplines.

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Job Opportunity: Sustainability Strategy Assistant

3 February 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of a joint initiative between the University’s Sustainability Team and Cambridge Zero. This role will support the planning and delivery of a consultation on perspectives towards sustainability across the University which will inform the University’s next Sustainability Strategy.

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Carbon Challenge 2022: Daily Decarbonisation!

20 January 2022

Are you a problem solver who thrives on challenge? Do you want to take action on climate change? The Cambridge Carbon Challenge is an initiative for student and staff teams to develop ideas to decarbonise our everyday lives!

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From Ambition to Action: Cambridge Zero Annual Report 2021

18 January 2022

We are pleased to present our annual report for academic year 2020-21. This report outlines the huge amount of work done by our growing team both across the University of Cambridge and with local, national and international partners during our first full year of operation.

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Cambridge Zero’s COP26 Highlights

14 January 2022

Across the November fortnight in Glasgow, a plethora of those from the Cambridge community contributed to a diverse array of COP26 events and initiatives, reflective of Cambridge’s strength in breadth and depth. Here we round up just some of the many events the University of Cambridge was involved in.

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Job Opportunity: Postdoc Mini-Fellowship

6 January 2022

Cambridge Zero is offering a unique opportunity for a highly motivated postdoc to join our team as part of a 3 month mini-fellowship programme. This is an ideal opportunity for a Postdoc or recent PhD student looking to gain experience of climate research engagement in an interdisciplinary environment.

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Cambridge Students’ Reflections on their COP26 Experiences

22 December 2021

Over the course of a November fortnight, Cambridge students were among the strong Youth contingent which descended on Glasgow for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26. Of those in attendance, a sample have spoken to Cambridge Zero about their experiences, sharing their reflections on the conference and the final agreement.

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Applications are now open for the January intake of Engage for Change!

14 December 2021

Engage for Change is a twelve-week programme for students at the University of Cambridge who want to learn to make change happen. You will design, implement and evaluate your own environmental sustainability-related intervention, aligned with the University's Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy.

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Cambridge Zero Research Symposia: Climate Science – 6 Oct 2021

6 December 2021

Raheela Rehman summarises the first Symposium of this Michaelmas term, 'Climate Science'. Bringing together academics and early career researchers, the afternoon showcased the latest research taking place in this field across the University of Cambridge and British Antarctic Survey. The fundamental scientific models spanned the physical environment, from the atmosphere to the oceans and ice sheet loss.