Climate change is affecting the planet at an alarming pace. To respond to this threat, we need to build resilience, make the transition from fossil fuels to a zero-carbon future, act sustainably to protect the planet's precious resources and reduce waste.

The climate crisis: towards zero carbon

26 February 2020

Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall DBE and leading Cambridge University researchers talk about the urgency of climate crisis – and some of the solutions that will take us towards zero carbon.

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River mussel

Conservationists may be unintentionally spreading pathogens between threatened animal populations

12 Apr 2021

Moving endangered species to new locations is often used as part of species conservation strategies, and can help to restore degraded ecosystems. But...

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Lake on the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Lakes on Greenland Ice Sheet can drain huge amounts of water, even in winter

01 Apr 2021

Using satellite data to ‘see in the dark’, researchers have shown for the first time that lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet drain during winter, a...

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The first 'climate smart' sovereign credit ratings

18 Mar 2021

Cambridge economists add climate science to Standard & Poor’s global credit formula and find that 63 nations face downgrades by 2030 unless...

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Economic benefits of protecting nature now outweigh those of exploiting it

08 Mar 2021

The largest study of its kind finds that in most cases economic value is higher when habitats are conserved or restored, rather than converted to...

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Fire at Sequoia National Park, California

Forests' long-term capacity to store carbon is dropping in regions with extreme annual fires

25 Feb 2021

Researchers have analysed decades’ worth of data on the impact of repeated fires on ecosystems across the world. Their results, published today in...

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Cambridge psychologist helps Facebook fight climate change misinformation

18 Feb 2021

Social media giant turns to behaviour and communication expert Dr Sander van der Linden to help them tackle the dangerous anti-science myths that...

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Dasgupta Review: Nature’s value must be included in economics to preserve biodiversity

02 Feb 2021

Nature is a “blind spot” in economics that can no longer be ignored by the accounting systems that dictate national finances, according to a major...

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Low-carbon policies can be ‘balanced’ to benefit small firms and average households – study

18 Jan 2021

A review of ten types of policy used to reduce carbon suggests that some costs fall on those less able to bear them – but it also shows these...

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Green recovery must end the reign of GDP, argue Cambridge and UN economists

15 Dec 2020

The University helps the United Nations launch a new 'Ecosystem Accounting' framework: allowing governments to better include and reflect nature in...

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Fire: The Great Manipulator

14 Dec 2020

Climate change is driving more frequent and intense wildfires, damaging ecosystems and causing major carbon emissions. A Cambridge researcher is...

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Beyond the pandemic: build a greener future

09 Nov 2020

It is crucial that recovery from the pandemic is shaped to support the responses to climate change and biodiversity loss if we hope to mitigate yet...

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Baby orangutans in Central Kalimantan. Expansion of oil palm plantations is destroying their forest habitat.

Climate change and food demand could shrink species’ habitats by almost a quarter by 2100

06 Nov 2020

Mammals, birds and amphibians worldwide have lost on average 18% of their natural habitat range as a result of changes in land use and climate change...

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