Latest news

Subscribe to RSS
  • 21 May 2024

    The ecological and environmental drivers of vector borne disease

    In February 2024, Dr Jolyon Medlock, Head of Medical Entomology at the UK Health Security Agency, met with the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum to discuss ecological and environmental drivers of vector borne disease.
  • 8 May 2024

    Geopolitics of climate impacts: implications for the UK’s international policies

    The roundtable on geopolitics of climate impacts and their implications for the UK’s foreign policies was hosted by Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero, and Peter Hill, former Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and CEO of COP26.
  • 23 March 2024

    “Road to Sustain”: Learning about biodiversity through Minecraft Educational games

    On 23 March, Cambridge Zero Darwin College David MacKay Research Associate Dr. Jinying Xu organised a Cambridge Festival event at the Department of Engineering as part of the family weekend.
  • 14 March 2024

    Competition law and consumer protection in the UK’s net zero transition

    Members of the Sustainability Taskforce at the Competition and Markets Authority - including their Director, David Middlemiss - met with the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum to discuss current and future issues in UK markets relevant to the taskforce’s work in facilitating the UK’s net zero transition.
  • 19 October 2023

    Citizens Advice and the transition to net zero homes

    In September 2023 the Cambridge Zero Policy forum met with Zoe Guijarro, Principal Policy Manager, Net Zero Homes, at Citizens Advice to discuss the transition to net zero homes, with a focus on the role of Citizens Advice.
  • 13 September 2023

    The role of locally determined contributions in tackling climate change

    In July 2023, Pippa Heylings, Liberal Democrat Candidate for South Cambridgeshire, and Sheryl French, Assistant Director, Climate Change and Energy Services, Cambridgeshire County Council, addressed the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum to discuss the role that Locally Determined Contributions can play in tackling climate change.
  • 30 August 2023

    How do we tackle the biodiversity crisis?

    CSaP partnered with the Natural History Museum (NHM) in July to hold a unique event bringing together Policy Fellows working in climate and sustainability to discuss the challenges of tackling the biodiversity crisis.
  • 29 August 2023

    Challenges and trade-offs in the Cambridgeshire Fens

    In April 2023, the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), in conjunction with the the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum and the Centre for Landscape Regeneration (CLR), ran a policy stakeholder visit to CLR, addressing the challenges and trade-offs associated with land use in the Cambridgeshire Fens. This event brought together key academic, policy, third sector and business stakeholders to discuss the CLR’s engagement and collaboration with strategic partners, and to learn about the issues and questions facing policy decision making in the Fens.
  • 22 August 2023

    Reading group on Five Times Faster #4: Rethinking the University's approach to climate action

    At this fourth and final session of the reading group, participants were delighted to be joined by the author, Simon Sharpe, who was introduced by his mentor and friend, Sir David King (Founder & Former Chair, Centre for Climate Repair), who also provided some opening remarks on the book. The goal of this session was to move beyond the individual sections and recommendations of the book and assess the larger question of what pragmatic steps could we at the University of Cambridge take to implement the changes we know we need to make?
  • 9 August 2023

    Reading Group on Five Times Faster #3: Rethinking the economics of climate change

    In July 2023, the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum met for the third of four reading group sessions on Five Times Faster: Rethinking the Science, Economics, and Diplomacy of Climate Change, by Simon Sharpe, Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute. The session focused on economics and included opening remarks by Dimitri Zenghelis, Special Advisor, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge.