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Cambridge Climate Lecture Series

The Annual Cambridge Climate Lecture Series takes place each Spring, aiming to interact with a Global Audience.

Launched in 2017, the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series returned in 2018 with the theme "Climate Change Is Now,” and then again in 2019 under the umbrella “Climate Change: Can We Fix It?”

Its principal aim is to increase dramatically the level of public interest and engagement on the topic of climate change. We hope that everyone will find something of interest.

We are particularly keen to interact with a younger audience who will have to deal with these issues in the decades ahead. During the 2019 series, far greater global attention was brought to the issue through “School Strikes”, in Cambridge and in many places around the world, perhaps contributing to a political “tipping point” that (at time of writing) we hope leads to accelerated action.

Our lecture format features guest speakers giving their take on a particular aspect of climate change linked to our annual theme. There will be a strong emphasis not only on the current state of our global climate, but on what possible solutions exist and on the actions we need to take.

Apart from an audience in Cambridge, we hope to reach out to many more around the world via live-streaming of events. Through the internet, you can follow events in real time. There will be opportunities for both local and online audiences to ask questions and we encourage participation on social media using the relevant hashtag, e.g. #CCLS2020.

If you are unable to join us “live” (in person, or online), we aim to upload recordings of the lectures to this website and our YouTube channel the next day. These prove to be a popular and valuable resource and we welcome comments and feedback.