Science, Policy and Climate Resilience

Podcast series six


CSaP's Science, Policy and Climate Resilience podcast series has been focusing on the race to resilience global climate campaign and how to accelerate climate priorities after COP26.

Season six was produced in partnership with the research project Expertise Under Pressure, part of the Centre for the Humanities and Social Change at the University of Cambridge. The mini-series was hosted by Emily So, Professor of Architectural Engineering, University of Cambridge. It was edited and produced by CSaP's Communications Coordinator Jessica Foster. Research for this series was supported by CSaP's Executive Director Rob Doubleday and CSaP's Policy Researcher Nick Cosstick.

Episode 1 - COP26

In this first episode, Emily is joined by Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Climate Scientist and Director at Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge’s climate initiative, Amy Mount, a climate policy and politics expert who has worked in government, NGOs and now advises philanthropies, and Dimitri Zenghelis, Economist and Co-Founder of the Wealth Economy Project at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy in Cambridge.

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Episode 2 - Finance

In this second episode we're discussing how to finance climate actions and resilience, which has been highlighted as one of the main climate priorities for 2022. Emily is joined by Andrew Coburn, the CEO of Risilience, a platform dedicated to transforming organisations into new business models and Rowan Douglas, Head of the Climate and Resilience Hub at the consulting firm Willis Towers Watson (WTW).
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Episode 3 - Accelerating Actions

How can people and businesses learn to adapt and live with climate change? What behaviours should be adopted, what conversations should be had and actions taken at a global, national and local level?

In the third episode of our mini-series, Emily is joined by Professor Dame Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, member of the House of Lords, Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change and Chair of the Carbon Trust. Plus Emily Farnworth, Co-Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.

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Episode 4 - Built Environment

How can our built environment adapt to the impacts of climate change? What needs to be done to decarbonise the industry to future-proof our urban, rural and coastal environments and what can new development look like in our race to resilience?

In the final episode of our 4-part mini-series Emily is joined by Chris Wise, an award winning designer and Senior Director at the consultancy Expedition Engineering, and Peter Fisher, Director at the architectural firm Bennetts Associates. Both are certified B Corporations, businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental performance.

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