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CISL Fellow Dr Emily Shuckburgh appointed as Director of the Cambridge Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative

last modified May 07, 2019 11:26 AM
3 May 2019 – Dr Emily Shuckburgh has been appointed as the first Director of the Cambridge Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative, a new research centre established to catalyse holistic, collaborative progress towards a sustainable future.

Dr Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist who co-led the Polar Oceans division at British Antarctic Survey. Having joined the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in 2016 as a Senior Associate, Emily has contributed to a diverse range of CISL programmes as a speaker and faculty member.

Commenting on her appointment, Emily Shuckburgh said:

“Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing humanity. The University of Cambridge has an opportunity to use its position as one of the world’s foremost academic institutions to take a leading role in finding ambitious solutions to this complex issue.

“Cambridge already has many groups working on climate-related research. This Initiative aims to bring together these groups to tackle this urgent global challenge holistically. This is about addressing every aspect of a sustainable future – the impact it will have on our lives, our work, our society and our economy – and ensuring decisions are based on the best available knowledge.”

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen J Toope, said:

“This is a critical appointment. Emily is the ideal person to lead this initiative, which will pool research from across the University to address the greatest challenge the world faces today. She brings unique expertise and passion to this complex issue. We are lucky to have her.”


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