Forthcoming Virtual

Events

Forthcoming Events

January

Prof Myles Allen, Kaya Axelsson, Prof Sam Fankhauser & Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Net zero – why and how?"

18th January 2021: 1:00pm
Online

The first discussion in the Oxford Net Zero Series, hosted by the Oxford Martin School, hones in on the fundamental motivation of the research programme: ‘Why net zero?’.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

Prof Sir Andy Haines and Prof Chris Dye in Conversation: "Building back healthier: climate change, health and the recovery from Covid-19"

21st January 2021: 5:00pm
Online

Covid-19 killed around two million people in 2020. At the same time, the social and economic impact of the pandemic led to an 8% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, the biggest one-year decline on record.

Series: Building back better - lessons and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic

Prof Nathalie Seddon & Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Value and limits of working with nature to address climate change"

25th January 2021: 1:00pm
Online

The failure to stem the tide of biodiversity loss, or to address the deeply related issue of climate change, demands we quickly find more ambitious and more coherent approaches to tackling these challenges.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

February

Prof Nick Eyre and Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Zero carbon energy systems"

1st February 2021: 1:00pm
Online

The combustion of fossil fuels is responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in industrialised countries.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

Prof Sir Paul Collier, John Kay & Prof Sir Charles Godfray in conversation: "Greed is dead: politics after individualism"

4th February 2021: 5:00pm
Online

Throughout history, successful societies have created institutions which channel both competition and co-operation to achieve complex goals of general benefit.

Series: Building back better - lessons and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic

'The path to Net Zero in the UK' with Chris Stark

5th February 2021: 12:30pm
Online

In December 2020 the UK Climate Change Committee (CCC) published the Sixth Carbon Budget report, which provides ministers with advice on the volume of greenhouse gases the UK can emit during the period 2033-2037.

Prof Cameron Hepburn and Dr Steve Smith in conversation: "Sensitive intervention points for Net Zero"

8th February 2021: 1:00pm
Online

Achieving net zero emissions involves an economic transformation on a scale comparable to the Victorian era, when the foundations of the infrastructure used in the United Kingdom today were put in place.

Series: Oxford net zero: climate in the balance

Prof Dame Sally Davies and Prof Chris Dye in conversation: "The challenge of anti-microbial resistance"

11th February 2021: 5:00pm
Online

Since their widespread deployment in the mid-20th century, effective antibiotics have been at the forefront of medicine saving countless lives.

Series: Building back better - lessons and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic

"The stymieing effect of unresolved ethical issues on the conservation of biodiversity" with Prof John Vucetich

24th February 2021: 5:00pm
Online

The conservation of biodiversity is usefully understood to be the maintenance of ecosystem health and restoration of endangered species.

March

"Leopards, mountains and politics" with Mohammad Farhadinia

10th March 2021: 5:00pm
Online

Although its broad geographical range and charismatic appeal make the leopard one of the most potent mammalian ambassador species, it is experiencing a greater range loss than most other large terrestrial carnivores.