Climate change is one of the most important challenges for society today. The Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Engagement builds a bridge from academic insight to boardroom action to help companies reach net zero emissions and build climate resilience.
Convening senior leaders from business, finance, law, academia and civil society to accelerate climate action.
Bringing academic excellence in climate law, governance and organisational change into the boardroom.
Providing the knowledge, information and tools to support high-level decision making to address climate action.
Our mission is to encourage academic excellence in climate law, governance and organisational change, and to translate and transfer this knowledge to corporate boards to accelerate the race to net zero emissions and climate resilience.
SME Climate Action – Practical steps for SMEs to make their business more sustainable
IoD East of England & The Centre for Climate Engagement will be collaborating on quarterly events throughout 2022 to engage with local non-executive directors and board members to take climate action in the area. This first event will focus on SME engagement – awareness, governance, race to zero, best practise. More →
An Audience with Nigel Topping
The Centre for Climate Engagement (CCE) supported a three-day visit to the University of Cambridge by Nigel Topping, the UN High Level Champion for Climate Action, to showcase the range of research and initiatives supporting a zero-carbon world as part of Cambridge Zero. More →
Fireside Chats: Climate Law in Practice
Are you a law student interested in advancing climate action through your… More →
Seizing the business opportunities of net zero
At this Chapter Zero event Emily Farnworth, Co-Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement will explore the wealth of business opportunities involved in the transition to net zero with Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero at Cambridge University and Simon Carter, CEO of British Land, which has committed to achieving a net zero carbon portfolio by 2030. More →
IPCC April 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s April 2022 report explains that limiting warming to 1.5C will require global emissions to peak before 2025 and that many pathways to 2C of warming will also require this, but this will not happen under current policies. The world needs to take drastic action to maintain a stable, liveable climate. This summary highlights the main points in the IPCC report, and what it means for non-executive directors. More →
IPCC February 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report concludes that the impacts of climate change are severe, but that humanity can still avoid many of them if it seizes “a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity”. This summary highlights the main points in the IPCC report, and what it means for non-executive directors More →
Greenhouse Gas Removal Briefing Paper
It is possible to capture greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and store them in various natural or artificial reservoirs. This briefing examines the removal solutions available, their market readiness, options for application, and key considerations for business and policy. More →
This briefing summarises the key climate trends and announcements of most importance for non-executive directors and industry leaders reflecting on the UN COP26 negotiations and related events in Glasgow from 31 October – 13 November 2021. More →