Our programmes range from developing better plastics to understanding the illegal wildlife trade, and from accelerating the adoption of renewable energy to better management of the high seas. Conserving the natural systems on which all human life depends requires action on many fronts, and we provide new understanding, insights and ideas to ensure that solutions to pressing environmental challenges can be found.
- Agile Initiative
- Biodiversity and Society
- Dryland Bioenergy
- Food Sustainability Analytics
- Future of Cooling
- Future of Plastics
- Monitoring Ocean Ecosystems
- Net Zero Recovery
- Net Zero Regulation and Policy
- Post-Carbon Transition
- Rethinking Natural Resources
- Sustainable Oceans
- Transboundary Resource Management
- Wildlife Trade
New programmes to focus on challenges of Net Zero, AI and critical metals
The Oxford Martin School has launched three new research programmes focussed on solving a diverse set of critical challenges: sourcing the critical metals needed for the energy transition, achieving global Net Zero, and managing the risks of Artificial Intelligence.
Switzerland, UK and Norway "dangerously unprepared" to keep people cool if global 1.5ºC target is missed
Researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Cooling have predicted the impact of rising temperatures on climate adaptation requirements for cooling on a country-by-country basis if climate targets are missed.
Damehood for Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland in King’s Birthday Honours
The Director of three Oxford Martin School programmes is one of six members of Oxford University recognised in the 2023 King's Birthday Honours list.
The Agile Initiative invites ideas for new Sprint research projects.
Ideas and EoIs for new Sprints invited from University of Oxford researchers
Shifting the dial on money’s climate impact
The climate crisis gives investors and shareholders an ethical conundrum - should they divest from fossil fuel companies? And if they don’t, how should they engage with the firms in which they remain invested in order to drive a transition toward more climate-conscious practices? And, particularly at a time of turmoil in international energy markets, how can they resolve the age-old trilemma between energy security, affordability and environmental impact?
The Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative, which ran from 2015 to 2021, was established to answer these questions, and to help investors accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. This is the story of its work, and its impact.
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'Anthropocene opportunities: unleashing humanity's shared aspirations' with Prof Erle Ellis
12th October 2023: 5:00pm
James Martin Memorial lecture: 'Time To Look Up – in conversation with Rt Hon Sir Alok Sharma about the climate crisis'
26th October 2023: 5:00pm
Professor of Ecosystem Science
Professor of Geosystem Science
Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks
Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity
Director of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Professor of Biodiversity
Professor of Environmental Economics
Professor of International Environmental Law
Professor of Environmental Systems
Associate Professor in the School of Geography and the Environment
Senior Researcher and the Head of Research at Our World in Data
Founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme
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