Finding Solutions To The World’s Most Urgent Challenges

The Oxford Martin School brings together the best minds from different fields to tackle the most pressing issues of the 21st century.

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About The Oxford Martin School

This century, specifically the next few decades, is a critical turning point for humanity. Our community of more than 200 academics, work across more than 30 programmes of solutions-focused, pioneering research. We support novel and high-risk projects that often do not fit within conventional funding channels, with the belief that breaking boundaries and innovative collaborations can help to solve the most pressing global challenges of our time.

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‘Managing Future Shocks’ in focus for two new research programmes

The Oxford Martin School has launched two new solutions-focused programmes aiming to support greater resilience in global economic, social and environmental governance in the face of future shocks and crises of all types.

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Earth Day 2022 and the undervalued decarbonisation potential of state-owned energy companies

Today, on Earth Day 2022 people from around the world that care about the future of our climate and environment are calling on businesses, governments, and individuals to do one thing – Invest in our Planet.

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Policy action from world leaders can accelerate a Just energy transition

The 2022 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report insists that we have options in all sectors to at least halve emissions by 2030, but the aim to limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees is not going to happen unless radical steps are taken.

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African Governance: economic, social and political governance challenges explored in new event series.

The economic, social and political governance challenges for sub-Saharan Africa remain immense. In 2018 40% of the population were living below the US$1.90-a-day poverty line, a situation which will have only become worse due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the area is expecting to experience a youth bulge, in the face of growing economic uncertainties.

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COVID-19: our research

Many of the Oxford Martin School’s researchers are involved in the urgent global effort to understand novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its health, economic and social impacts. Some of our leading researchers are also involved in the UK government response to the pandemic.

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