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.
Operation Pangolin launches to save world’s most trafficked wild mammal
Researchers and conservationists are embarking on a bold initiative to save the world’s most trafficked wild mammal — the pangolin.
Organisations must set bold targets for their catering in order to become “nature-positive”
Organisations making their catering more sustainable can make genuine positive contributions, though it will take extremely ambitious action to come close to fully mitigating biodiversity loss.
RE:TV Report - Reconsidering Renewables
Professor Doyne Farmer and Professor Cameron Hepburn talk to RE:TV about how new research is challenging assumptions around the cost of investing in clean energy.
Towards a sustainable plastic future: outreach and discussion
The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastics recently hosted a public panel discussion with experts from chemistry, environment, and law, on the challenges and opportunities in deploying future strategies for tackling the plastic waste problem.
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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'Sharing the benefits from the global commons: deep-seabed mining' with Prof Dale Squires
27th April 2023: 5:00pm
Book Talk: 'Ravenous: how to get ourselves and our planet into shape' with Henry Dimbleby
11th May 2023: 5:00pm
'The Cattle-Grain-Beef Complex: Maize, feedlots, and British breeds in the rise of the modern food system' with Dr Nathan Sayre
18th May 2023: 12:30pm
'More productive future-proofed crops via manipulation of photosynthesis to address global food security in 2050' with Dr Steve Long
22nd May 2023: 5:00pm
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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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