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Read more at: CISL and the Corporate Leaders Groups respond to Glasgow Climate Pact
Eliot Whittington speaking at COP26

CISL and the Corporate Leaders Groups respond to Glasgow Climate Pact

15 November 2021

15 November 2021 – On 13 November, a final COP26 agreement was reached within the Scottish Events Campus in Glasgow. The Glasgow Climate Pact will mean that all nations should formulate and publish updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement for 2030 by the time COP27 begins in Egypt. They should strive to align targets and plans with a 1.5C temperature pathway.


Read more at: CISL at COP26: Our events, activities and reflections on the climate summit
CISL's first week at COP26

CISL at COP26: Our events, activities and reflections on the climate summit

5 November 2021

We outline the major pledges announced during the summit, including commitments to cut methane emissions, address deforestation, and drive the development of clean technologies, alongside CISL’s activities during the conference.


Read more at: New British Academy funded research links climate change to rises in early marriages, school dropouts and forced migration in Uganda
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New British Academy funded research links climate change to rises in early marriages, school dropouts and forced migration in Uganda

1 November 2021

5 November 2021 - The newly published report, ‘Living in the Climate Crisis: Young People in Uganda’, shows that young Ugandans expect to see increases in early marriages, school dropouts and forced migration and displacement in their lifetimes, owing to the social and economic pressures brought about by climate change.


Read more at: New report calls for risk sharing to be expanded urgently in response to the climate emergency
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New report calls for risk sharing to be expanded urgently in response to the climate emergency

28 October 2021

3 November 2021 - A new paper from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) launched at COP26 urges policymakers, financial regulators and industry to expand risk sharing systems at scale to tackle the Climate Emergency. If applied, it will enable a radical global transformation to protect lives and livelihoods, now and in the decades ahead.


Read more at: CISL urges business, finance and global leaders to collaborate beyond the limits of short-term self-interest to stabilise the climate 
CISL at COP26

CISL urges business, finance and global leaders to collaborate beyond the limits of short-term self-interest to stabilise the climate 

21 October 2021

26 October 2021 - On the eve of COP26 the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership is calling for widescale radical collaboration to lead economies away from the worst impacts of climate change to societies that promote nature and inclusion.


Read more at: Celebrating the leadership of Dame Polly Courtice
Polly Courtice speech

Celebrating the leadership of Dame Polly Courtice

30 September 2021

29 September 2021 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and leaders from across its global network came together to celebrate and thank Founder Director Dame Polly Courtice for her years of leadership.


Read more at: University of Cambridge leads team developing a simulator to accelerate the path to net zero flight
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University of Cambridge leads team developing a simulator to accelerate the path to net zero flight

25 August 2021

Cambridge University announces the launch of the Aviation Impact Accelerator (AIA), an international group of experts in aerospace, economics, policy, and climate science, who are building an interactive evidence-based simulator that enables exploration of scenarios for achieving net zero flight.


Read more at: CISL reacts to new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

CISL reacts to new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report

6 August 2021

9 August 21: Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the first of its three-part 6th Assessment Report (AR6). The report is the biggest update of the state of knowledge on climate science since the release of the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report in 2014.


Read more at: Investment leaders offer transparent method to report alignment of funds with the Paris Agreement

Investment leaders offer transparent method to report alignment of funds with the Paris Agreement

29 July 2021

July 29 2021 - A new paper from the Investment Leaders Group (ILG) includes a simple, transparent and scientifically robust method of reporting fund alignment with the Paris Agreement on climate change. The proposed ‘temperature score’ estimates the implied temperature rise of portfolios (and their underlying assets) revealing whether they meet the Paris ambition of limiting global warming to well below 2°C.


Read more at: CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance responds to EU sustainable finance strategy

CISL’s Centre for Sustainable Finance responds to EU sustainable finance strategy

6 July 2021

6 July 2021 - The EU Commission today presented its new Sustainable Finance Package which includes plans to bring financial institutions along on its goal to create a carbon neutral continent by 2050. CISL and its finance leadership groups across banking, insurance and investment respond to the new strategy.


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