Cimate Governance

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 →

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 →

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 →

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Locally Determined Contributions

07 Nov 2022

This briefing note aims to explain the role and purpose of locally determined contributions (LDCs) in helping to deliver upon national climate change targets by taking action at a local level. The briefing is aimed at a range of stakeholders who may be involved in developing and delivering LDCs including local and regional authorities, local policymakers, academic and independent experts. 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 →