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.
- Biodiversity and Society
- Carbon Investment
- Dryland Bioenergy
- Food Sustainability Analytics
- Future of Cooling
- Future of Plastics
- Monitoring Ocean Ecosystems
- Natural Governance
- Nature-based Solutions
- Net Zero Recovery
- Planetary Health
- Post-Carbon Transition
- Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Oceans
- Transboundary Resource Management
- Wildlife Trade
Taxing meat can protect the environment
Taxing meat could be an important lever for aligning Western diets with environmental goals and can be designed such that low-income households and farmers are compensated.
Meat and dairy gobble up farming subsidies worldwide; it's bad for your health and the planet
The global food system is in disarray. Animal agriculture is a major driver of global heating, and as many as 12 million deaths from heart disease, stroke, cancers and diabetes are each year connected to eating the wrong things, like too much red and processed meat and too few fruits and vegetables.
Climate Failure and Social Crisis Top Global Risks 2022
Climate risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year of the pandemic.
New Year's Honour for Professor Myles Allen
Professor Myles Allen has been named among seven members of the University of Oxford who have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in the New Year's Honours list for 2022.
We must adapt to live with the impacts of climate change
As world leaders meet in Glasgow to make vital decisions on the future of the planet, a new UN report calls for an urgent increase in the financing and action to adapt to the growing impacts of climate change.
Government action to shape markets can deliver environmental and economic success
Leading economists and scientists call on governments to learn from interventions that drove success of solar, wind and LED industries
Making fossil fuel extractors clean up after themselves is affordable and low-risk
Imagine a single policy, imposed on one industry, which would, if enforced consistently, stop fossil fuels causing global warming within a generation.
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'.
Panel Discussion: "Towards COP27: moving forwards after COP26"
27th January 2022: 5:00pm
'Bringing breakthrough technologies to market: evidence from UK renewable energy projects' with Sugandha Srivastav
3rd February 2022: 3:00pm
“What would a sustainable economy look like?” with Prof Sir Dieter Helm
3rd February 2022: 5:00pm
Tim Palmer and Charles Godfray in conversation: “Modelling climate change: predicting the future”
3rd March 2022: 5:00pm