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Post-Carbon Transition

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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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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New Year's Honour for Professor Myles Allen

Professor Myles Allen has been named among seven members of the University of Oxford who have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in the New Year's Honours list for 2022.

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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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Rethink 'cost-benefit analysis' to tackle climate crisis

Policymakers need better analysis tools to help them tackle the systemic climate crisis, say researchers from Exeter and Oxford Universities.

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Oxford Net Zero launches to tackle global carbon emissions

The Oxford Net Zero initiative draws on the university’s world-leading expertise in climate science and policy, addressing the critical issue of how to reach global ‘net zero’ – limiting greenhouse gases – in time to halt global warming.

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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.

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Could your idea tip the balance on climate change and win €1000?

Submit your ‘runaway solution’ to global warming for a chance to win €1000 and pitch your winning idea to the Post-Carbon Transition team.

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Five things we learned from Oxford Martin School research in 2019

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UK net zero emissions commitment: ‘Humanity can’t afford not to adopt such targets’ say researchers

Climate experts and economists at the Oxford Martin School have welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement today that the UK will eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050.

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Why protesters should be wary of ‘12 years to climate breakdown’ rhetoric

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‘Economic butterfly wings can create a climate action tornado’

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COP24: UN talks have an opportunity to align rules with their long-term temperature goal

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