News

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

Blog -

How Natural Resource (Mis-)management in the Nile River Basin May Threaten Stability

As the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) nears completion, the Nile River Basin is at a crossroads. The next few months will be consequential for relations between countries in the river basin—notably Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt—because dam management upstream could have consequences for the supply of water downstream.

Blog -

Masters graduate wins climate intervention prize with central banks proposal

A recent recipient of a Masters in Economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Andrew McConnell, has been awarded €1000 and will present to the Policy Advisory Board of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Post-Carbon Transition after his idea was chosen as the most promising ‘sensitive intervention point’ (SIP) that could tip the balance on climate change.

News -

Democracies have responded more effectively to COVID-19 than autocracies, study shows

Autocracies imposed harsher lockdowns but democracies have responded more effectively to COVID-19.

News -

Addressing the plastics problem

Blog -

Proactive engagement to understand and address wildlife trade in an unsettled world

Blog -

University of Oxford announces fossil fuel divestment and adoption of Oxford Martin Principles

News -

Researchers use virus genomic tracking to reveal the rise and fall of the COVID-19 epidemic in Guangdong Province

News -

COVID-19 US employment shocks 'likely larger than Great Depression'

The U.S. is likely to see a near-term 24% drop in employment, 17% percent drop in wages, and 22% drop in economic activity as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a new study from the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School.

News -

Ecological Society of America award for Professor Sir Charles Godfray

News -

Navigating the COVID-19 'infodemic' - how are people accessing news and information?

A new report from the Oxford Martin School's Misinformation, Science and Media programme analyses how people in six countries - Argentina, Germany, South Korea, Spain, the UK and the US) - accessed news and information about COVID-19 in the early stages of the global pandemic.

News -

Identifying the 'green growth tigers' of the 21st century

For the first time, economists have ranked countries’ current green production capabilities, indicating which countries are likely to be leaders in the green growth in the decades to come.

News -

Coronavirus: why a blanket ban on wildlife trade would not be the right response

Blog -