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Dr Jennifer Schooling co-author of the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum’s green recovery report

Dr Jennifer Schooling co-author of the Cambridge Zero Policy Forum’s green recovery report

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), is one of the authors of Cambridge Zero Policy Forum's green recovery report, ‘A Blueprint for a Green Future’, which will be launched at the Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival on 6 November. The report brings together ideas from senior academics from the University of Cambridge to present a series of recommendations for policymakers and industry.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic having a dramatic impact on all our lives, its impact on?CO2 emissions has been relatively small. Our trajectory for recovery must not return to pre-pandemic levels – we must do more. Collaborative action will be crucial to securing the changes to reach net zero by 2050; the consequences for not acting now will be devastating for many.

Dr Jennifer Schooling

The week-long festival, which is free, suitable for all ages and open for registration, is a new virtual event led by Cambridge Zero and Cambridge University Press.?

The Cambridge Zero Policy Forum panel discussion is on Friday 6 November from 1pm to 2pm?and will feature the authors of the new report, some of who will talk about how we can ensure a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.?The event will preview some of the key recommendations from the report which will be available from Monday 9 November.

The panel discussion, which is?open for registration,?features:

Dr Robert Doubleday, Executive Director, Centre for Science and Policy, who will chair the event;?

Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Director, Cambridge Zero;

Dr Anna Barford, Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow in Pathways to a Circular Economy, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership;

Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge;

Cordula Epple, Senior Programme Officer, Climate Change and Biodiversity, UN WCMC;

Professor Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor of Physics;

Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies, Cambridge Judge Business School;

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction;

Dimitri Zenghelis, Special Advisor: The Wealth Economy, Bennett Institute for Public Policy. The event will include questions from the audience.

The?full programme?for the week-long Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival features a range of live sessions and on demand content – from the opening talk titled ‘Emergency on Planet Earth’ by television presenter and science communicator Dr Emily Grossman to a climate change board game, a virtual gardening club and a discussion about making sustainable food choices.

The Cambridge Zero Policy Forum is run by Cambridge Zero and the Centre for Science and Policy, and brings together more than 80 senior academics from across the University to help tackle the policy challenges posed by the transition to a net zero society.

The Cambridge Zero Policy Forum's green recovery report, ‘A Blueprint for a Green Future’, will be available from Monday?9?November.

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