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Blood pressure drugs could protect against type 2 diabetes

Researchers suggest lowering blood pressure should be added as a strategy for diabetes prevention

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What Delhi’s Drains and Plastics teach us about informality and resilience

The majority of the population in Delhi lives in the “informal city”, which comprises different forms of unplanned settlements.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Global smart grid partnership launched

The International Community for Local Smart Grids will take the lessons each participant is learning locally and share these globally.

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How to revive left-behind regions explored in ‘Levelling-Up’ events

Closing the gaps between economic strongholds and left-behind places is major policy challenge for nations around the world.

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Future of Food programme works with Tesco on plant-based push for the planet

The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food recently worked with Tesco to highlight the environmental benefits of incorporating more plant-based meals into diets ahead of the COP26 climate summit, which begins this Sunday.

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The road to COP26: our essential reading list

For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together governments for global climate summits – called 'Conference of the Parties’ (COPs). In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority, and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple catastrophic weather events the need to address the climate crisis is more urgent than ever.

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What do we really know about climate, migration and cities?

A simple search on Google using the terms ‘climate’ and ‘migration’ shows the rapid growth in the number of times people have used them as search terms over the last decade.

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Pandora Papers: Four lessons Africa can draw from the leak

The Pandora Papers, the most ambitious investigative effort to unravel the secrets of the offshore world yet, is an awe-inspiring feat by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The numbers are staggering: 11.9 million files from 14 leading offshore services firms, pored over by more than 600 journalists from 150 publications.

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Creating a carbon-negative future for polymers and plastics

Carbon-based products, such as plastic and polymers, pharmaceuticals, and fertilisers, are indispensable components of modern economic and social systems. Traditionally, this carbon has been sourced from petrochemicals.

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Vaccinate the world, say Oxford vaccine trial participants

National pride in the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine does not outweigh desire for global greater good, suggests study with trial participants

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