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  • 17 December 2021

    Geoengineering – can it combat climate change?

    CSaP’s Horn Fellows gathered at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, for a series of meetings with academics and industry professionals, on the topic of geoengineering. Geoengineering can be described as large-scale interventions to the Earth’s climate system, designed to counteract climate change.
  • 3 November 2021

    The importance of local authorities in tackling climate change

    Ahead of COP26 - the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow - the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum hosted a panel discussion on the role of local authorities in tackling climate change. The online event was part of the second annual Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival.
  • 2 November 2021

    Net zero

    The final panel session of the Centre for Science and Policy’s (CSaP) annual reception 2021 discussed net zero ambitions. It was chaired by Dr Rob Doubleday, the Centre’s Executive Director with panellists; Dr Christina Peñasco, Lecturer in Public Policy, Cambridge and Dr Matthew Agarwala, Economist at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge.
  • 14 October 2021

    Climate change and the economy: what COP26 needs to know

    With weeks to go until COP26, CSaP's Executive Director Rob Doubleday talks to two of Cambridge's leading economists Dr Matthew Agarwala and Dr Cristina Peñasco, about what leaders need to know and do, to delivery a clean, green recovery. The event was hosted as part of the University of Cambridge's Alumni Festival 2021.
  • 14 October 2021

    Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival 2021

    The University of Cambridge will offer six days of free climate-themed online panel sessions, pre-recorded talks, stories and games for all ages at its Climate Change Festival in the final days before the start of COP26.
  • 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.