Panel discussion: 'Post-COP28 Debrief: Does the agreement go far enough?'

Past Event

16 January 2024, 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Oxford Martin School & Online
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Event Recording:

COP28 closed with an agreement, that for the first time in three decades, includes oil and gas.

But what does the agreement mean in real terms? And is keeping the global temperature limit of 1.5°C within reach?

Join us as our panel of academics share their thoughts after attending COP28 and look forward to what it means for COP29 and the world over the coming years.


  • Professor Myles Allen, Director, Oxford Net Zero
  • Dr Abrar Chaudhury, Senior Associate, Oxford Net Zero & Research Fellow, Said Business School
  • Professor Benito Müller, Convener International Climate Policy Research, Environmental Change Institute (Chair)
  • Dr Nicola Ranger, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Systemic Resilience
  • Professor Mette Morsing, Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

This talk is in conjunction with Oxford Net Zero and Oxford Climate Research Network.

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Professor Benito Müller (Chair)
Convener International Climate Policy Research, Environmental Change Institute (Chair)

Benito Müller is Managing Director of Oxford Climate Policy, and Director of the European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi). At Oxford University he is a Convener International Climate Policy Research at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), Visiting Professor at the Social Sciences Division, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the School of Geography and the Environment, and a Member of the Faculty of Philosophy.

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Professor Myles Allen
Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Post-Carbon Transition

Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, University of Oxford. He served on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was a Coordinating Lead Author for its special report on ‘the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels’.

He is the Director of Oxford Net Zero, the University of Oxford’s interdisciplinary research initiative on net zero, and founded the Climate Prediction project, the world’s largest climate modelling experiment. Myles’ research concentrates on how human and natural influences contribute to observed climate change, as well as the risks of extreme weather and quantifying their implications for long-range climate forecasts.

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Dr Abrar Chaudhury
Research Fellow, Saïd Business School

Abrar is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow at Saïd Business School researching on topics of global environmental change, climate finance and corporate purpose. He is affiliated with Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI) and is a Fellow of Green Templeton College.

Abrar is currently on a prestigious three-year British Academy Fellowship at Oxford, investigating the ways in which dedicated climate funding, such as the Green Climate Fund, and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and distributed ledgers, shape implementation and diffusion of climate action in Pakistan and emerging economies.

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Dr Nicola Ranger
Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Systemic Resilience

Dr Nicola Ranger is Executive Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Systemic Resilience and leads the Resilience and International Development Programme of the Environmental Change Institute. She is also a Senior Fellow on the Oxford Martin Programme on Net Zero Regulation and Policy, and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Ranger leads the Integrated Nature-Climate Analytics for Finance (INCAF) project, co-leads the Global Resilience Index Initiative in ECI and contributes to several major research programmes across the University, including the Climate Compatible Growth programme, the SSEE-INET Economics of Sustainability Programme and the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment.

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Professor Mette Morsing
Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Professor Morsing is the Director of the Smith School and Fellow by Special Election at St Edmund Hall.

Professor Morsing’s area of research expertise is organisation theory and corporate sustainability, with a focus on governance, strategy, communication, identity and cross-sector partnerships.

She has served on numerous boards, committees and councils with regards to sustainable development and her research has won several international recognitions, especially her research with a practice orientation. She is an invited author, researcher and speaker at global academic and business conferences, with expertise spanning responsible management, responsible management education and sustainable development.