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.
COP 27: a tipping point in the global energy debate
University of Oxford and Harvard academics, politicians and energy industry players have come together to emphasise COP 27’s transformative power as the conversation about renewable energy changes.
Funding applications open for innovations to overcome major contemporary challenges
The Oxford Martin School has opened its latest round of funding, inviting Expressions of Interest for research to develop state-of-the-art innovations to overcome global challenges or to drive their deployment and adoption.
Shining a light on energy’s zero carbon future
Decarbonising the energy system by 2050 could save trillions
Transitioning to a decarbonised energy system by around 2050 is expected to save the world at least $12 trillion compared to continuing our current levels of fossil fuel use.
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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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