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 →

Climate law in Practice Fireside Chats: David Hunter

10 Feb 2022

7th of January 2022, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Net Zero Lawyers Alliance, and Centre for Climate Engagement hosted the first in a series of ‘fireside chats’ focussed on climate law in practice. Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger was joined by David Hunter from Bates Wells. 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 →

Join our team

23 Nov 2021

We are recruiting a number of exiting positions within the Centre for Climate Engagement. If you are interested in finding out more click the links or visit our Join the Team page to see these and find upcoming roles as they become available. 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 →

The importance of local authorities in tackling climate change

04 Nov 2021

Ahead of COP26 – the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow – the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum hosted a panel discussion on the role of local authorities in tackling climate change. The online event was part of the second annual Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival. 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. This explainer provides a simple overview of offsetting and some of its key issues. More →

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 →

Climate Change 2021 – The Physical Science Basis

09 Aug 2021

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report shows that human activity is unequivocally driving changes to the climate at an unprecedented scale. The science indicates there is still time to limit temperature rises, but only if we act… More →

UK Pension Schemes Act 2021 – new regulations to enhance climate disclosure

09 Jun 2021

In February 2021, the UK’s Pension Schemes Act received Royal Assent, paving the way for fundamental change to the UK pensions landscape. The Act introduces new requirements in significant areas for occupational pension schemes including explicit provisions on governance and… More →

Summary: Independent assessment of UK climate risk

09 Jun 2021

The Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) third independent climate risk assessment for the UK indicates that even if the world takes ambitious climate action, the UK will face notable risks from climate change by 2050, for which it is not currently… More →

Scope emissions explained

30 Apr 2021

Knowing where your company’s emissions are made is an important step in setting robust and measurable targets. Read this explainer to understand Scope emissions and how to define them. Find out more on the Chapter Zero website More →