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  • 15 December 2020

    Science, Policy & A Green Recovery: Planetary Health and Human Health

    Could climate change or deforestation cause the next pandemic? In the final episode of our series on Science, Policy and a Green Recovery, host Dr Rob Doubleday and guest host Kate McNeil explore the links between planetary health and human health. Throughout the episode, they hear about how human activity is placing pressure on the natural world and how that can influence the risks posed by zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. They also address how unsustainable human activities and climate change are contributing threats to human health from non-communicable diseases and as a consequence of natural disasters.
  • 10 December 2020

    Nature, Conservation and a Green Recovery

    In the penultimate episode of our series on science, policy and a green recovery, CSaP Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday sat down with Dame Fiona Reynolds, Emmanuel College Master and former Director-General of the National Trust, and Dr Chris Sandbrook, Director of the MPhil in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge to discuss the role of nature and conservation on the pathway to a green recovery.
  • 1 December 2020

    Energy Storage & Fostering Innovation

    In the seventh episode of CSaP's Science and Policy Podcast, CSaP Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday sat down with the University of Cambridge's chemist Professor Clare Grey and cosmologist Professor Lord Martin Rees to discuss how we can support and foster scientific innovation, and the example of energy storage as a space where innovation is needed and progress is underway.
  • 27 November 2020

    Science, Policy & A Green Recovery: Energy Transitions and Solar Energy

    In the sixth episode of our podcast series on science, policy and a green recovery, we explored the role can science play in contributing to the energy transition that will be needed to meet our net zero goals, and discussed the potential role for solar energy in this transition.
  • 11 November 2020

    Sustainable Finance and Green Innovation

    In the fourth episode of our series on science, policy and a green recovery, Dr Rob Doubleday sat down with Mr Desglise and Cambridge University Department of Politics lecturer Dr Cristina PeƱasco to discuss how the finance sector might play a role in a green recovery, and to explore the role of innovation, research and development in the UK's transition to a net zero economy.
  • 10 November 2020

    Science, Policy & a Green Recovery: A Blueprint for a Green Future

    The Cambridge Zero Policy Forum has released a report on a Blueprint for a Green Future.
  • 26 October 2020

    Science, policy and a green recovery: economics and energy transitions

    In the third episode of our podcast series exploring science, policy, and a green recovery, CSaP Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday was joined by Cambridge University's Professor Michael Pollitt to discuss economics and energy transitions in the context of the economic shock created by the covid-19 pandemic.
  • 21 October 2020

    The Macroeconomics of a Green Recovery

    In the second episode of our podcast series exploring science, policy, and a green recovery, CSaP Executive Director Dr Rob Doubleday was joined by Cambridge University economists Dr Kamiar Mohaddes and Dr Nina Seega to explore the macro economic shock from the covid-19 pandemic, and how that shock relates to arguments for investment in a green recovery.
  • 15 June 2020

    How can we get to net zero?

    As part of our annual conference virtual seminar on getting to net zero, we explored the structural changes needed to get to net zero.
  • 1 May 2020

    Soil Health in the United Kingdom

    What would an agricultural soil plan for the UK look like and which measures would we use to monitor its effectiveness? Do we know enough about soil and soil health indicators to be able to operationalize policies that would ensure that soil health is looked after and which would ensure that land gives us the kind of benefits that we collectively decide we want?