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~ 2024 ~


•  01/24: The CCPG has had a proposal accepted! From March 2024, the CCPG will be working on PACESETTERS, exploring how artistic and cultural entrepreneurship can drive the climate transition. More information about the project is available on the CCPG's project page.

 

 


~ 2023 ~


•  09/23: The CCPG's Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi and Elin May travelled to Beijing to further our work with Tsinghua University as part of the Tsinghua-Cambridge Joint Research Initiative. Whilst there, Annela and Elin visited the beautiful campus, worked on their joint research with the university, and attended a number of workshops and seminars to bolster international collaborations. You can find out more about the work conducted under the Tsinghua-Cambridge Joint Research Initiative here

    

•  02/09/23: We've been published (again)! The CCPG's Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper analysing just transition narratives in European coal regions. Read the article in Energy Research & Social Science here

•  25/08/23: We've been published! The ACRG's Prof Alexander Archibald has co-authored a paper presenting signal-to-noise calculations of stratospheric ozone depletion in chemistry-climate models in Geophysical Research Letters. Read the article here.

•  03/08/23: We've been published! The CAS's Dr Paul Griffiths and Dr James Keeble have co-authored the paper "The Regional Aerosol Model Intercomparison Project (RAMIP)" in Geoscientific Model Development. Read the article here

•  25/08/23: We've been published! Dr Anja Schmidt has co-authored a paper into radiative forcing from the 2014-2022 volcanic and wildfire injections. Read the article in Geophysical Research Letters here.

•  07/23: 2023 has been a busy year for CAS academics, who have published multiple articles in a variety of journals - from New Insights Into the Relationship Between Mass Eruption Rate and Volcanic Column Height Based on the IVESPA Data Set and Airborne Observations over the North Atlantic Ocean Reveal the Importance of Gas-Phase Urea in the Atmosphere, to Future Projections of Ozone-Related Mortality under SSP3-7.0 Scenario based on CMIP6 Simulations and the Weakening of Springtime Arctic Ozone Depletion with Climate Change. See a comprehensive list of articles published by CAS academics on our publications page. 

 

 


~ 2022 ~


•  13/12/22: We've been published (again)! The CCPG's Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi and Elin May have co-authored a paper with PARIS REINFORCE in Energy Strategy Reviews, discussing expert perceptions on game-changing innovations towards net zero. Read the open access paper here.

•  05/12/22: We've had a steady stream of publications coming out of the CAS recently, including articles about the ozone-climate penalty, China's determination in protecting pregnancy and perinatal heath, and the potential for chemistry-driven changes to influence climate forcing. Keep up to date on all our latest publications in the publications page.

•  01/12/22: Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi has been granted the University of Tartu scholarship for expatriate Estonian visiting professors! Read more about this great opportunity here.

•  15/11/22: The final conference of PARIS REINFORCE is taking place today in the beautiful Salle Louis Liard de la Sorbonne. We're sorry to see the end of this amazing project after over three years of collaboration with the CCPG, but we couldn't ask for a better location! Read more about the event on the PARIS REINFORCE webpage, available here

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•  24/10/22: The CCPG has had their proposal approved for the Cambridge-Tsinghua joint research initiative on a just transition to a zero-carbon future. We're looking forward to the innovative insights derived from the project.

•  12/05/22: We've submitted to the UNFCCC's Global Stocktake (GST)! The CCPG, in collaboration with PARIS REINFORCE (PR), have submitted proposals to the GST to be considered in the upcoming technical assessment. The PR submissions have been uploaded onto the UFCCC Submissions Portal under the thematic area "All matters related to the GST". 

•  23/03/22: We have a new publication! The ACRG's Zosia Staniaszek, Dr Paul Griffiths and Prof Alexander Archibald, alongside CAS's Dr Luke Abraham, have co-authored a paper in Climate and Atmospheric Science, investigating the future role of anthropogenic methane emissions in air quality and climate. Read the full paper here.

•  18/02/22: We have a new publication! The CCPG's Dr Hannah Parris and Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi have co-authored a paper in Environmental Science and Policy, where they develop the Transformation Process Framework - a tool in support of co-designed transformative change. Read the full paper here.

•  01/01/22: Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a wonderful 2022! Hopefully through our continued research we'll be able to make further climate progress this year. 

 


~ 2021 ~


•  16/12/21: We have a new publication! The CCPG's Dr Hannah Parris has co-authored a paper in Global Environmental Change presenting a rapid-assessment tool to support plastic pollution policy. Read the full paper here.

•  17/11/21: We have a new publication! The CCPG group leader, Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi, has co-authored a paper with Paris Reinforce in Nature Climate Change. Read more about it on our publications page. The full paper is available here

•  03/11/21: The CCPG group leader, Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi, is speaking at COP26! Alongside other speakers, including individuals from Climate Strategies and the Asian Institute of Technology, she shares her views on Estonia's climate policies and a just transition. The side event "Accelerating Implementation of the Paris Agreement: Ambition and Just Transitions" includes a diverse range of perspectives surrounding the just transition and how this concept can act as a catalyst to accelerate climate action. To watch on YouTube, click here.

•  18/10/21: The CCPG group leader, Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi, spoke with Cambridge Zero. The Cambridge Talks episode "Can leaders turn Paris ambition into Glasgow action at COP26" is available on YouTube, click here to watch.

•  11/10/21: The CCPG group leader, Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi, spoke with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research about what's happening at the upcoming COP26. Hear her thoughts on Spotify by clicking here

•  09/09/21: A warm welcome is in order - the ACRG's Prof Alex Archibald and his partner Rachel have had a baby! Congratulations to the happy family laugh 

•  11/08/21: Congratulations! CAS researcher Dr Anja Schmidt has been recognised by the American Geophysical Union for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist. Read the full article on the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry's News page, here.

•  11/08/21: Researchers, including CAS academics Dr Luke Abraham and Dr Anja Schmidt, have illustrated that human-induced climate change will have important impacts on how volcanic gases interact with the atmosphere. Read the full article on the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry's News page, here

•  24/04/21: The CCPG group leader, Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi, spoke on the BBC's The Real Story: "What is the cost of climate reform?". Listen to her discussion with Nick Robins (Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance, London School of Economics) and Heidi Binko (Co-Founder and Executive Director, Just Transition Fund) via the BBC website by clicking here.

•  A big congratulations to Alexander Archibald - who has recently been promoted to Professor yes 

•  We're going to COP26! Dr Anger-Kraavi and Dr Parris from the CCPG will be attending the upcoming climate conference. Read more about COP26 on their official website, available here.

•  CAS researchers, including Dr James Keeble and Prof John Pyle, confirm early signs of ozone recovery. Read the full article on the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry's News page, here

 

Interested in hearing from CAS academics themselves, as well as the latest research we've conducted? Check out our media links and publication highlights:

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Media Links

Watch some of the talks, infographics and webinars produced with academics from the CAS. 


Publication Highlights

Expert perceptions of game-changing innovations towards net zero.

13 December 2022

Researchers from PARIS REINFORCE (PR), including the CCPG's Dr. Annela Anger-Kraavi and Elin May, have published a new paper in Energy Strategy Reviews.

Cultures of transformation: An integrated framework for transformative action

11 April 2022

Researchers from PARIS REINFORCE (PR), including the CCPG's Dr. Hannah Parris and Dr. Annela Anger-Kraavi, have published a new Framework in Environmental Science & Policy.

Long term emissions and warming implications of current mitigation efforts

22 November 2021

Researchers from PARIS REINFORCE (PR), including the CCPG's very own Dr. Annela Anger-Kraavi, have just published a new analysis in Nature Climate Change.

Centre Highlights

• January 2024: The CCPG have successfully submitted a proposal for PACESETTERS!

• September 2nd 2023: Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper analysing just transition narratives in European coal regions. Read the paper here

• December 13th 2022: The CCPG have co-authored a paper on game-changing innovations towards net-zero, published in Energy Strategy Reviews. Read the open access paper here.

• November 15th 2022: The final conference of PARIS REINFORCE is taking place today in Sorbonne. Read more about the event here

• October 24th 2022: The CCPG have successfully submitted a proposal for the Cambridge-Tsinghua joint research initiative! 

• May 5th 2022: We've submitted to the UNFCCC's Global Stocktake (GST). More information is available on our news page. 

• March 23rd 2022: Multiple CAS academics have published a paper investigating the future role of anthropogenic methane emissions. Read the open access paper here.

• Feb 18th 2022: Dr Parris and Dr Anger-Kraavi have co-authored a paper that develops a tool to support co-designed transformative change. Read the open access paper here.

• Dec 16th 2021: Dr Parris has co-authored a paper that introduces a tool to support plastic pollution policy. Read the open access paper here.

• Nov 22nd 2021: Dr Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper with Paris Reinforce. Read the open access version here


Want to know more about our high-profile publications? Check out our Publication Highlights!