Successive governments’ approaches to obesity policies have destined them to fail, say researchers

Government obesity policies in England over the past three decades have largely failed because of problems with implementation, lack of learning from past

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Jan. 19, 2021 ~8 min

Low-carbon policies can be ‘balanced’ to benefit small firms and average households – study

A review of ten types of policy used to reduce carbon suggests that some costs fall on those less able to bear them – but it also shows these policies can form

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Jan. 18, 2021 ~7 min

ARPA-type funding gives green technology an ‘innovation advantage’, study finds

Startups funded by US agency ARPA-E file patents at twice the rate of similar cleantech firms. Cambridge researcher argues that the UK should trial its own

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Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Opinion: the learning of scientific advisers is the other curve to consider

Policymakers around the world are relying on the expertise of scientists to help make decisions around the COVID-19 pandemic. But how do scientists learn to advise policymakers? Noam Obermeister from Cambridge’s Department of Geography argues that this has been overlooked in the past, and suggests how studying their learning might help us prepare for future emergencies.

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June 5, 2020 ~4 min

The climate crisis: towards zero carbon

Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall DBE and leading Cambridge University researchers talk about the urgency of climate crisis – and some of the solutions that will take us towards zero carbon.

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Feb. 26, 2020 ~1 min

Cambridge researchers advise county council on net zero policy actions

A team of early-career researchers from the University of Cambridge are working with the county council to identify the best ways for Cambridgeshire to reach net zero emissions.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 19, 2020 ~9 min