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Immediate action needed to stem the flow of plastic into the ocean finds report

A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, University of Leeds, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Common Seas, found that the annual flow of plastic into the ocean could nearly triple by 2040.

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We still don’t know if warmer weather slows down the spread of COVID-19

The arrival of summer in the Northern Hemisphere has caused increased interest, from both the research community and the public at large, about the possibility that warmer weather might slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Most national dietary guidelines are not compatible with global environmental and health targets, and are in need of reform

Adopting more stringent guidelines in UK could reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 70% and reduce diet-related deaths by more than 100,000 a year, study finds

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COVID-19, intellectual property and access

Will the current system of drug innovation and access to medicines meet global expectations?

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Five new programmes will explore technological solutions to global challenges

The Oxford Martin School is pleased to announce the launch of five new programmes of research, identified through an open competition across the University.

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Researchers providing vital public information in the fight against COVID-19

Oxford Martin School researchers played a key role in contributing scientific research for ‘Coronavirus: The Science Explained’, a website created by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

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Experts defend safety of reusables during COVID-19 pandemic

Academics including Professor Charlotte Williams, one of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastics’ lead researchers, have sought to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe to use during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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Planetary alignment for global Net Zero

Next year will see an alignment of three of the big planetary bodies of diplomatic summitry – the UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties (COP26), the G7 and the G20.

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New report shows that COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to remote working

The fifth edition in the Citi GPS Technology at Work series, A New World of Remote Work, looks at how COVID 19 fast-forwarded existing trends and quantifies the possible impact of these trends on the future of work.

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Cold chains can help mitigate the COVID-19 food crisis: key lessons from Uganda

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Challenging Circumstances: we need international guidelines for human infection studies

Would you be willing to infect yourself with coronavirus to test a vaccine?

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More sustainable plastics are within our grasp, but more research is needed - report

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What can be done to make heat pumps financially attractive for home heating?

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