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Are you an Early Career Researcher (Postdoc / PhD student) at Cambridge, working on climate change / net-zero / low-carbon solutions? Would you like to present your research at our upcoming Cambridge Zero Research Symposia? Then please read on for full details and submit your presentation title and abstract by completing this form (see deadlines below).

During the upcoming Michaelmas Term, Cambridge Zero is organising a second series of Virtual Research Symposia, to highlight all the exciting and ground-breaking research on climate change, net-zero and low-carbon solutions happening across the University of Cambridge. The aim of these events is to help build and strengthen our internal Cambridge Zero research community, and to encourage new connections and collaborations. This term in particular, we also want to highlight important Cambridge research contributions in the run-up to the COP26 UN Climate Summit November.

The Symposia will take place on Wednesday afternoons throughout the term, with each week focused on a different theme, as follows:

  • Climate Science - Wednesday 6th October, 15.00 – 17.15 (ECR deadline: 22nd September)
  • Adaptation & Resilience - Wednesday 13th October, 15.00 – 17.15 (ECR deadline: 29th September)
  • Law & Policy - Wednesday 20th October, 15.00 – 17.15 (ECR deadline: 6th October)
  • Nature & Biodiversity - Wednesday 3rd November, 15.00 – 17.15 (ECR deadline: 20th October)
  • Mitigation - Wednesday 10th November, 15.00 – 17.15 (ECR deadline: 27th October)
  • AI & Sustainability - Wednesday 17th November, 15.00 – 17.15 (ECR deadline: 3rd November)
  • Hard-to-abate Sectors - Wednesday 24th November, 15.00 – 17.15 (ECR deadline: 10th November)
  • Working Globally - Wednesday 1st December, 15.00 – 17.15 (ECR deadline: 17th November)

Early Career Researcher Submissions
Each symposium will feature a number of keynote presentations from senior Cambridge academics, and we are inviting submissions from Early Career Researchers (Cambridge Postdocs and PhD students) to present their research in a series of 10 minute presentations followed by a short Q&A.

If you are a Cambridge ECR and would like to present your research at one of our symposia, please complete and submit this form. We are very keen to showcase presentations from across the full breadth of Cambridge Zero - related research, so even if you feel your research does not strictly fit in one of the themes listed above, then please do still submit and choose the theme that is the closest match.

The ECR submission deadline for the symposia will be 2 weeks in advance of each symposium respectively, as listed in the programme above. Submissions received after those deadlines may still be considered, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please note submissions are only open to Cambridge ECRs.

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