New analysis of the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic points to $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on top of the more than the $300 trillion economic damage already predicted.
Awards initiative, now in its third year, supports entrepreneurs under 35 who are offering better solutions to ‘business as usual’.
First analysis of effectiveness of agri-environment schemes measured at a national level suggests that they work, but are still a drop in the ocean compared to huge government subsidies received by farming industries for environmentally damaging practices.
The University of Cambridge and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre will cooperate to promote evidence-based policymaking08 Sep 2015
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Prof Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International Strategy, Dr Jennifer Barnes (pictured right), were in Brussels on Monday 7 September for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Cambridge and the European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, who last year co-authored an appeal to the Pope for moral leadership on climate change, will back his recent encyclical and stress that humanity’s attitude towards the natural world needs to undergo a fundamental moral shift.
Pollution causes 30,000 people a year in the UK to die early yet most of us are unaware of the degree to which we are exposed to it. Low-cost pollution detectors could provide the answer.
A new project led by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is looking at how academic research can help make businesses more sustainable. Dr Jonathan Green, one of the project leads, is looking to the public to ask the questions that may form the basis of future research, and help businesses reduce their impact on the environment.
Green wall technology and semi-transparent solar panels have been combined to generate electrical current from a renewable source of energy both day and night.