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People Dr Marco Springmann

James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food


Post-doctoral Researcher

Marco is interested in policy analysis and questions related to sustainability.

He is currently working together with researchers from the Nuffield Department of Population Health, the Department of International Development, and the Environmental Change Institute, in developing an integrated model of environmental sustainability, health, and economic development. The aim of the project is to systematically assess the impacts of climate change, economic development and changing dietary habits on the global food system, and to analyse the effects of current and future policy approaches.

In his doctoral research, Marco has focused on the distributional impacts of national and global climate policies, and on options for integrating the responsibility for consumption-driven greenhouse gas emissions into policy-making. Earlier research projects dealt with climate change adaptation, the relationship of sustainability and long-term discounting, and the effects that aerosols have on local air pollution.

Marco holds two Master degrees, one in Physics from Stony Brook University, New York, and one in Sustainability with concentration in Ecological Economics from the University of Leeds, UK. He has taken part in a structured graduate program at the German Institute of Economics Research (DIW Berlin), and he completed internships at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, and research visits at Resources for the Future, the European Investment Bank, and the China Energy and Climate Project (CECP) of Tsinghua University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Media Coverage

Jan 2017
All change in the aisles to entice us to eat more veg
Jan 2017
Going vegetarian would cut global food emissions 'by two thirds and save millions of lives'
Dec 2016
The Other Carbon Tax: Why Meat Eaters Should Pay More for Beef
Nov 2016
Study recommends huge taxes on beef and dairy to reduce emissions and 'save lives'
Nov 2016
A global tax on meat and milk would reduce greenhouse emissions
Nov 2016
Taxing steak at 40% ‘would cut emissions and save lives’
Nov 2016
Tax meat and dairy to cut emissions and save lives, study urges
Oct 2016
How Millennials Are Powering A Moderate Meat Eating Trend
Oct 2016
Should we all be vegans?
Sep 2016
What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?
Sep 2016
Investors urge food companies to shift from meat to plants
Jun 2016
China's plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners
Apr 2016
Food economics: What if the world went vegan?
Mar 2016
Global adoption of veganism 'could save 8 million lives'
Mar 2016
How a Vegetarian Diet Could Help Save the Planet
Mar 2016
In a Warmer World, There May Be Fewer Fruits and Vegetables
Mar 2016
More than half a million could die as climate change impacts diet – report
Mar 2016
Will biggest danger from global warming be the change in diets?