Insights

IPCC April 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change

04 Apr 2022

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

20 Feb 2022

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

20 Dec 2021

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 →

COP26 Briefing

22 Nov 2021

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

18 Nov 2021

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

05 Nov 2021

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 →

UK Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener

05 Nov 2021

This summary highlights the main points in the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy, and what it means for non-executive directors. More →

Discussion Paper: Carbon Offsetting and Nature-based Solutions

04 Nov 2021

Throughout 2021, the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum ran a small reading group on carbon offsetting using nature-based solutions to climate change. This discussion paper summarises some of the challenges and potential solutions identified during the reading group discussions. More →

Carbon offsetting explained

03 Nov 2021

Carbon offsetting is becoming increasingly common as part of corporate climate strategies, but is subject to significant debate. Chapter Zero has recently published an explainer that provides a simple overview of offsetting and some of its key issues.

Addressing Climate Change in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

20 Oct 2021

This report proposes new areas for climate action in the region including a crucial focus on a just transition, new recommendations for business and industry, waste, and the intersection between water, nature, and climate adaptation issues. More →