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Engineers to speak at the Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival

Engineers to speak at the Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival

Academics from the Department of Engineering will share their insight into options for greenhouse gas removal as part of a new virtual climate change festival.

The inaugural Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival 2020, organised by Cambridge Zero and Cambridge University Press, will run online from November 6-13

The free week-long event will showcase the research and new initiatives underway across Cambridge and beyond, that demonstrate how we can all make a difference and live more sustainably. 

Themes under discussion include: 

  • ‘A planet in crisis’
  • ‘How can we make a difference?’
  • ‘Climate in your community’ 
  • ‘Focus on energy transitions’
  • ‘Focus on zero-carbon transport’
  • ‘Focus on nature’
  • ‘Focus on adaptation and resilience’
  • ‘Focus on finance’.

Among the speakers taking part in the ‘Focus on adaptation and resilience’ discussion are engineers Dr Shaun Fitzgerald, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Sustainable Buildings and Dr Claire Barlow from the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). Dr Fitzgerald has recently joined the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, working with the Centre’s founder and chair Professor Sir David King. 

Dr Fitzgerald and Dr Barlow's talk will be available to watch on demand on YouTube on Thursday 12 November. They will discuss the various options for greenhouse gas removal so far, as well as the need for a strategy moving forwards. Find out more.

Dr Antoinette Nestor, Festival Organiser and Engagement Manager at Cambridge Zero, said: “We are all aware, in one way or another, of some of the issues relating to climate change, such as the melting of the ice caps, flooding or wildfires. It is a challenge that affects everyone and by highlighting the work that everyone, as individuals and as part of a community, is doing to address it – no matter how small or big the contribution – it all adds up, making a difference locally and beyond.”

More information is available on the Cambridge Zero website.

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