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Expert Briefing: Air pollution, health risks and climate change 

14 Sep 2023

Air pollution is estimated to be responsible for around 28,000 premature deaths in the UK each year. Extreme heat associated with climate change can increase pollution levels and exacerbates the health effects of breathing polluted air. This briefing explores the links between climate change, air pollution and health and the need for a holistic approach to policy development. More →

Expert Briefing: Planning law, levelling-up, and net zero

07 Jul 2023

Policy Briefing by Dr Samuel Ruiz-Tagle on Planning Law, Levelling-up and Net Zero: Empowering planning authorities to combat climate change More →

Normative accounting for intangibles – a briefing for board directors from Rethinking Capital 

05 Jul 2023

A briefing note for non-executive directors and boards on applying normative accounting for intangibles in net zero transition decision governance and reporting More →

Summary Report: International Conference on ESG and Climate Governance 

30 Jun 2023

The International Conference on ESG and Climate Governance – a collaboration between Sim Kee Boon Institute (SKBI) for Financial Economics at Singapore Management University, the Centre for Climate Engagement (CCE) at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, and the Climate Governance… More →

Press Release: Inaugural International Conference on ESG and Climate Governance

06 Jun 2023

Joint-Media Release The inaugural International Conference on ESG and Climate Governance, bringing together academic experts, practitioners and board directors, will take place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, between 26 and 28 June 2023. The conference is a global collaboration between… More →

Darwin College/Cambridge Zero David MacKay Research Associates 2023

15 May 2023

As part of the Secretariat for the Cambridge Zero Policy Form, the Centre for Climate Engagement is pleased to support the recruitment of non-stipendiary Research Associate positions for early career postdoctoral students. Darwin College and Cambridge Zero intend to appoint… More →

CCE 2023 Summer Internship Programme

25 Apr 2023

The Centre for Climate Engagement (CCE) at Hughes Hall is pleased to announce its summer internship programme, which offers several exciting opportunities to engage with our programmes and activities. More →

CCE Hosts a series of climate focused Fireside Chats

06 Apr 2023

The Centre for Climate Engagement is hosting a series of Fireside Chats which shine a light on different ways to tackle climate change in the boardroom. These events are being held during Hughes Hall Green Week, which follows on from… More →

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 →