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.
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 →
Climate Law and Governance Day, COP26
A convening of international experts to increase ambition, harness knowledge, and advance… More →
Climate Change, the SDGs and the Law Conference
Climate Law and Governance Initiative (CLGI) event. This conference, taking place both online and in Cambridge the week before COP26, will feature expert presentations by leading practitioners, researchers and academics in the areas of law, climate change, politics & land economy More →
A call for board-level climate action in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
IoD online event This event will highlight recommendations from the Cambridgeshire &… 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 →
Business climate action in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Insights from a panel discussion on 29th October 2021, co-hosted by the Centre for Climate Engagement and the Institute of Directors (IoD) East of England to raise awareness amongst local business leaders of recommendations within the first full report from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Commission on Climate (CPICC). More →
Boards to put climate transition at the heart of corporate strategy
On 2 November 2021, the Climate Governance Initiative released a statement, calling on board directors to put net zero at the heart of business strategy. More →