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  • 13 April 2021

    Climate Change in Antarctica and the Deep Ocean

    How is climate change affecting the most extreme and remote habitats on the planet, and how are scientists studying these changes? We explored these questions in the third episode of CSaP: The Science and Policy Podcast's series on Science and Policymaking for Antarctica, Space, and the Deep Ocean.
  • 25 January 2021

    Counting the Costs: how are the costs of action and inaction best framed to drive effective change?

    In the first seminar of the 2021 Christ's College Climate Seminar Series, we explored how to frame action and inaction on issues such as public health and climate change, and examined how to increase the likelihood that effective action will be taken.
  • 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.