Follow Gideon, finalist of the Frontline Programme 2018 and founder of Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM), on his and his team work on the development of a toolkit to communicate climate and environmental action using African traditional cultural values, beliefs and practices.

Baroness Worthington, Peter Vis and Kelley Kizzier in a conversation on COP26, Article 6 of the Paris Climate Agreement and the actions that we, the public, can take to make a difference


Organising Committee of the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series

Hugh Hunt (Chair)
Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, University of Cambridge


Tony Eva (Secretary)
Earth scientist. Originator of the CCLS concept


Nick Breeze
Climate change journalist, science & tech interviewer, 

Per Ola Kristensson

Lecturer at Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge

Emily Shuckburgh
Head of Open Oceans at British Antarctic Survey, co-authored a Ladybird guide to climate change with The Prince of Wales and environmentalist Tony Jupiter

James Smith
Public Health doctor with interests in climate change and sustainable development

Anna Fee
PhD Student at University of Cambridge, Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group

Heather Smith
Undergraduate Student at University of Cambridge, Biological Natural Sciences

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Kim van Daalen
PhD Student at the University of Cambridge, studying Global Health

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.

Lecture 1: Baroness Bryony Worthington - Climate Change: A race between Physics & Politics

Lecture 2: Anthony Hobley Lecture - Impact of Climate On Financial Industries (CEO The Carbon Tracker Initiative)

Lecture 3: Kevin Anderson: Paris, climate & surrealism: how numbers reveal another reality (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research)

CCLS 2017 - Do the numbers add up on climate change panel discussion- #CCLS2017 with @CamScience & Additional Speakers: Lord Martin Rees (Astronomer Royal, Author), Oliver Morton (The Economist), Jeanne Martin (YOUNGO)

Lecture 1: Climate Change from the Frontline In Bangladesh with given by Dr. Saleemul Huq (@SaleemulHuq)

Lecture 2: Engaging young people on climate change Renee Karunungan (The Climate Tracker)

Lecture 3: Earth Observation for Climate Resilience by Professor Stephen Briggs (ESA, Cambridge)

Lecture 4: Resetting Our Relationship With nature given by Lisa Walker (CEO Ecosphere+)

Climate Change Is Now! - High-Level Panel #CCLS2018 with @CamScience & Additional Speakers: Sir David King (UK Government Science Advisor), Oliver Morton (The Economist)