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The path towards a socially just Fit for 55 package: How have social elements of the Fit for 55 package evolved in the context of the climate, energy, and cost-of-living crises?

31 March 2023

March 2023 - This report was developed by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) to explore the ways social issues have been included in climate policies by the European Commission.

Methane, Markets and Food How the Climate Emergency will drive an urgent focus on methane and what this means for the food and agricultural industries

22 April 2022

Friday 22 April - Faced with the threat of irreversible tipping points in the climate system, humanity is looking for options to rapidly reduce the rate of warming - with the most viable approach being to dramatically reduce methane emissions.

Preparing the runway for sustainable aviation

26 January 2022

26 January 2022 - Miruna Rapeanu and Beth Barker reflect on the challenges and the next steps for the Aviation Impact Accelerator following COP26.

Living in the Climate Crisis: Young People in Uganda

1 November 2021

5 November 2021 - This report documents the diverse livelihood strategies of young people living in Uganda, the impacts of climate change on their lives, and the adaptation and mitigation strategies that they have employed to address the crisis so far. By foregrounding views of young people, our research presents a vivid picture of how climate disruptions are already impacting young people.

On the Borderline: The EU CBAM and its place in the world of trade

18 October 2021

October 2021 - The new CISL report ‘On the Borderline: the EU CBAM and its place in the world of trade’ shows unilateral action is risky but may be needed to achieve net zero by 2050.

Climate talks will fail without more young people's voices

29 June 2021

29 June 2021 – Anna Barford, CISL Research Fellow, reflects on why it is critical to engage diverse young people in decision making to find successful pathways to respond to climate change.

UK business and policy leadership for net zero: analysis of progress to reduce emissions

21 May 2021

May 2021 – A new report from University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership analyses the progress the UK has made towards reducing emissions and meeting its 2030 targets, and looks at the role that policy and clear, sector-specific ambitions have played in supporting the transition.

Brexit and UK climate leadership: The emerging opportunities and challenges

18 March 2021

A new report from University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership examines the opportunities and challenges for climate leadership in the context of Brexit. 

Towards sustainable packaging materials: Examining the relative impact of materials in the natural source water and soft drinks value chain

8 April 2020

20 April 2020 - A new report from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership provides recommendations for businesses and government to help address the issue of eliminating plastic waste. The publication examines how companies from natural water and soft drinks sector can adopt a considered approach in their future packaging material decision making.

Industrial Transformation 2050: Pathways to net-zero emissions from EU Heavy Industry

24 April 2019

April 2019 – The report, supported and co-funded by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), sets out multiple possible pathways the EU could pursue to achieve the full decarbonisation of its heavy industries by 2050.