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RE:TV Report - Reconsidering Renewables

Professor Doyne Farmer and Professor Cameron Hepburn talk to RE:TV about how new research is challenging assumptions around the cost of investing in clean energy.

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Towards a sustainable plastic future: outreach and discussion

The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastics recently hosted a public panel discussion with experts from chemistry, environment, and law, on the challenges and opportunities in deploying future strategies for tackling the plastic waste problem.

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COP 27: a tipping point in the global energy debate

University of Oxford and Harvard academics, politicians and energy industry players have come together to emphasise COP 27’s transformative power as the conversation about renewable energy changes.

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Funding applications open for innovations to overcome major contemporary challenges

The Oxford Martin School has opened its latest round of funding, inviting Expressions of Interest for research to develop state-of-the-art innovations to overcome global challenges or to drive their deployment and adoption.

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Decarbonising the energy system by 2050 could save trillions

Transitioning to a decarbonised energy system by around 2050 is expected to save the world at least $12 trillion compared to continuing our current levels of fossil fuel use.

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Researchers honoured with Royal Society Awards

Professor Charlotte Williams OBE FRS and Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert FRS have both received prestigious medals from the Royal Society in recognition of their outstanding contributions to science.

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Setting the record straight on the impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

The Nile River basin has been embroiled in controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) ever since the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi announced in March 2011 that Ethiopia would build the largest hydroelectric power dam in Africa on the Blue Nile immediately upstream of the Ethiopian-Sudanese border.

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Story of the UK’s COVID-19 Delta variant epidemic revealed by genome tracing

A team of researchers led by Oxford and Edinburgh have today revealed how the Delta variant of COVID-19 became the dominant variant across the UK in 2021.

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Some companies not on pathway to reach net zero by 2050 despite industry pledges

Researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Queensland and Princeton University, have developed a new model for businesses to measure their progress to meet the Paris Agreement, discovering that some companies are not on track to meet net zero by 2050 despite public statements and climate commitments.

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Environmental impact of 57,000 multi-ingredient processed foods revealed

This is the first time a transparent and reproducible method has been developed to assess the environmental impacts of multi-ingredient products.

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How we're helping farmers to reduce their environmental impact

There is an urgent need to substantially reduce the environmental impacts of the global agricultural system while ensuring sufficient food for an estimated population of 10 billion by 2050.

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Current policies cannot stabilise the Colorado River in face of ongoing megadrought

An ongoing megadrought, impacts of climate change and systematic overuse have created a crisis for the Colorado River, an essential water source for 40 million inhabitants of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

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NGOs must rapidly evolve to stay relevant, say NGO leaders

Aid and development organisations are at a turning point and urgently need to change, according to an unprecedented survey of leaders of international NGOs (INGOs).

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