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Dr Samuel Ruiz-Tagle, University of Cambridge

01 Feb 2023

The Centre for Climate Engagement’s spotlight interview series explores law for climate change through the lens of a range of experts. Samuel Ruiz-Tagle, Research Associate in Administrative Law and Governance at the Centre for Climate Engagement, considers the complexities of decision making aligning the needs of local communities with national objectives to deliver net zero. More →

The UK Net Zero Review

27 Jan 2023

The Government’s Net Zero Review explains the economic benefits of reaching net zero and recommends key policies that would help the UK meet this goal. This summary outlines these opportunities and recommendations, and how they are relevant to non-executive directors… More →

Blog: Organisational change and climate action  

19 Dec 2022

Corporate climate action is increasingly regarded as critical for the future success of organisations. However, the actions taken by most organisations fall short in genuinely changing how their behaviours and activities impact the environment. A shift in thinking is necessary in order to move beyond stagnation and to accelerate effective climate action at the organisational level. More →

Nigel Brook, Clyde &Co

01 Dec 2022

Our Centre for Climate Engagement’s spotlight interview series explores law for climate change through the lens of a range of experts.  Nigel Brook, who heads Clyde & Co’s UK reinsurance team and leads the firm’s global campaign on Resilience and Climate Change Risk, talks highs and lows of the transition to net zero. More →

COP27 Explained by Cambridge experts

28 Nov 2022

In this recent University of Cambridge video that hears from experts about the outcomes of COP27, Emily Farnworth, Director – Centre for Climate Engagement, highlights how our recent Law and Climate Atlas project is helping boards in the UK More →

Press Release: The Centre for Climate Engagement launches the Law and Climate Atlas

10 Nov 2022

A new initiative by the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, provides a valuable online resource to help lawyers drive the transition to net zero. More →

Why Locally Determined Contributions are integral to achieving national climate commitments

09 Nov 2022

At COP26 in Glasgow, national governments committed to revisit their Nationally Determined Contributions the following year. With COP27 underway, Emily Farnworth, Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement (CCE) at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, sets out the opportunity for locally determined climate action to support the national agenda. More →

Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law 

03 Nov 2022

In this Centre for Climate Engagement’s law for climate action spotlight interview series, we explore law for climate change through the lens of a range of experts in their fields. This month distinguished professor, scholar and expert jurist in law and… More →

Transport: the business opportunity of the net zero transition in the East of England

13 Oct 2022

The Centre for Climate Engagement and Institute of Directors East of England are collaborating on an event series throughout 2022, with regular events for non-executive directors, board members and business leaders in the East of England to accelerate business climate… More →

Dr Markus Gehring, University of Cambridge

03 Oct 2022

In this Centre for Climate Engagement’s spotlight interview series, we explore law for climate action through the lens of a range of experts in their fields. This month, Dr Markus Gehring, Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for European… More →

Local priorities for investing in resilient and sustainable infrastructure

02 Sep 2022

A recent study by the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum (CZPF) makes clear recommendations to policymakers, organisations and academic experts to enable sustainable and resilient local infrastructure projects. Emily Farnworth, Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement, and Co-Chair of the CZPF, reflects on the importance of a local response to global challenges. More →

Dr Emily Webster, University of Cambridge

01 Sep 2022

In this Centre for Climate Engagement’s spotlight interview series, we explore law for climate action through the lens of a range of experts in their fields. This month, Dr Emily Webster, Assistant Professor in Environmental Law at the Department of… More →

Wendy Miles QC, Barrister, Twenty Essex

01 Aug 2022

In this Centre for Climate Engagement’s spotlight interview series, we explore law for climate action through the lens of a range of experts in their fields. This month’s interview is with Wendy Miles QC, a specialist in international dispute resolution, who makes the case for all lawyers to be climate fluent. More →

Climate Action: the green technology opportunity in the UK’s net zero transition

28 Jul 2022

The Centre for Climate Engagement and Institute of Directors East of England are collaborating on an event series throughout 2022, with regular events for non-executive directors, board members and business leaders in the East of England to accelerate business climate… More →

Join our Climate Governance Initiative Team

20 Jul 2022

Calling climate conscious Branding and Communications Managers or Team Administrators to join our committed climate governance team! The Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall, Cambridge, hosts the Secretariat of the Climate Governance Initiative, (CGI) a project in collaboration with… More →

Emily Farnworth, Director, Centre for Climate Engagement

30 Jun 2022

Ahead of a new monthly series of law for climate action interviews, Emily Farnworth, Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall, sets out the urgency of the climate challenge and the potential of our existing legal framework to provide additional tools to drive change. More →

Practical steps for SMEs to take climate action

13 May 2022

Find out what happened and the top takeaways from our recent SME Climate Action event, held in association with the IOD East of England. More →

Law & Climate Research Internship available at Hughes Hall, Cambridge

06 May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity to be part of a new research project looking at the climate action opportunities within current laws and regulations. This Law & Climate Research Internship opportunity is based at the Centre for Climate Engagement, Hughes Hall. More →

Press Release: the Climate Governance Initiative announces their partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

28 Apr 2022

The Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), hosted by the Centre for Climate Engagement in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, is an international platform for the growing global network of national Chapters working with non-executive directors on climate action. The CGI has today announced a partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to enhance corporate climate governance in accordance with international best practice. More →

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 →

An Audience with UN Climate Action Champion Nigel Topping

07 Mar 2022

The Centre for Climate Engagement (CCE) hosted 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. More →

Climate Law in Practice Fireside Chats: Wendy Miles

07 Mar 2022

In this chat, Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger was joined by Wendy Miles QC. Wendy helped set up the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance, an initiative that mobilises commercial lawyers, law firms and commercial law to help achieve climate mitigation and adaptation goals. More →

Blog: The Environment Act – does it mean business?

28 Feb 2022

After two years of discussions in Parliament, the UK’s new Environment Act came into force in November 2021. Nick Scott, Knowledge Broker at the Centre for Climate Engagement, considers what the Act means for the boardroom and how it relates… 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 →