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
- 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
Experts call for new economic modelling to meet energy transition ambition
The ambition of policymakers navigating the energy transition has surpassed the capacity of economic modelling for the first time, a keynote paper argues.
Oxford Martin scientists launch ambitious roadmap for circular carbon plastics economy
Researchers from an Oxford Martin programme have outlined ambitious targets to help deliver a sustainable and net zero plastic economy, arguing for a rethinking of the technical, economic, and policy paradigms that have entrenched the status-quo - one of rising carbon emissions and uncontrolled pollution.
Urgent call for UK Government to develop a heat resilience strategy
A new Parliamentary report spearheaded by Oxford Martin researchers has urged the UK Government to introduce a national heat resilience strategy to prepare the UK for the widespread impacts of a warming world.
How researchers aimed to meet resource challenges that transcended boundaries
The Oxford Martin Programme on Transboundary Resource Management came to a close not long ago and as such there is an opportunity to reflect on what we mean by this concept and how increasingly relevant it is during these geopolitically volatile times. Two of the programme’s directors explain more.
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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Book talk: 'Not the end of the world: how we can be the first generation to build a sustainable planet' with Hannah Ritchie & Charles Godfray (In-person attendance fully booked)
26th February 2024: 12:30pm
Panel Discussion: 'The great carbon market debate: is it over for offsetting?' (In-person attendance fully booked)
27th February 2024: 5:15pm
'Historical research in the time of the Anthropocene: can climate data help us read the past (and, if so, how)?' with Prof Nicola Di Cosmo
8th May 2024: 5:00pm
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