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University of Cambridge Decarbonisation Network


Update from the University of Cambridge Decarbonisation Network:

As this academic term has come to a close, I wanted to use the opportunity to thank you for your interest in the Decarbonisation Network and provide a short update on the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) activities.

Event Summaries:

The Network has continued with its online panel discussions bringing together industry and academics to highlight key challenges and research opportunities within the SIGs. Links to the summary reports are below:

Light Harvesting SIG:

Hard to Decarbonise Technologies SIG:

Built Environment SIG:

Cambridge Festival:

•            What’s for dinner? The future of meat* (organised in collaboration with Cambridge Global Food Security)

*Report/link to be uploaded


Upcoming events (internal):

At the beginning of next academic term, the Network is hosting two in-person workshops. These scoping events aim to develop understanding of the University of Cambridge’s decarbonisation research landscape and identify where researchers can benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration and industry input. You are more than welcome to attend both events or just the one. We are hoping that the one will build upon the other and that both events form part of a longer term initiative that will help enable the Network to support academic strategic priorities going forwards.


Related activities:

  • Internal: The Energy IRC has recently circulated an energy research mapping survey to capture new and existing energy research interests that actively focuses on any aspect of energy. If you have not already completed the survey, I encourage you to provide your input to capture the main energy activities across the University. Please complete the short survey here: This survey will only take approx. 15 minutes to complete. 
  • External: Professor Ying Jin from the University's School of Architecture (who chaired the Decarbonisation Network's session on Decarbonisation of Transportation Networks using Digital Twins) will be speaking at the Independent Transport Commission's forthcoming webinar exploring how UK cities can achieve their net-zero carbon transport roadmaps. Please find further details here.