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.
- Carbon Investment
- Climate Partnership
- Climate Pollutants
- Dryland Bioenergy
- Food Sustainability Analytics
- Future of Cooling
- Future of Plastics
- Illegal Wildlife Trade
- Natural Governance
- Nature-based Solutions
- Planetary Health
- Post-Carbon Transition
- Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Oceans
- Transboundary Resource Management
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Professor Steve Rayner announced as 2020 Paradigm Award winner
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Carbon Brief Guest Post: Ten ways to use CO2 and how they compare
Dr Ella Adlen, research and programmes manager at the Oxford Martin School and Professor Cameron Hepburn, director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment look at what CO2 utilisation is, how it might relate to CO2 removals and emission reductions, and whether such technologies are profitable or scalable.
They compare the potential scale and cost of ten different CO2 utilisation pathways. Concluding that overall, CO2 utilisation has the potential to operate at large scale and at low cost, meaning it could be big business in the future.
The article is based on the Nature paper led by Dr Adlen and Professor Hepburn entitled 'The technological and economic prospects for CO2 utilization and removal'.
Acting Director, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford
Professor of Ecosystem Science
Professor of Geosystem Science
Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks
Senior Researcher in the School of Geography and the Environment
Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity