New programmes to focus on challenges of Net Zero, AI and critical metals
The Oxford Martin School has launched three new research programmes focussed on solving a diverse set of critical challenges: sourcing the critical metals needed for the energy transition, achieving global Net Zero, and managing the risks of Artificial Intelligence.
Autocratic regimes less effective than democracies in responding to COVID-19
Their analysis shows that on average, social capital is approximately 30% higher in democratic societies.
The global supply of Cyber Skills is not meeting demand
Managing cyber security risks is a complex endeavour due to the rising costs of investment in equipment, software, and cyber talent. A new Citi GPS Report, The Cyber Problem: Causes and Consequences of the Risk in Cyber Skill Demand, looks at the market failures involved.
Is the robot revolution compatible with maintaining workers livelihoods in the UK?
Robotic technology has revolutionised production and manufacturing sectors in industrialised nations, shaping the modern world over the last three decades.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Long-distance collaboration makes scientific breakthroughs more likely, suggests Oxford University research
In an analysis of data for over ten million research teams, across eleven academic fields from 1961 to 2020, a new working paper from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Work has determined that over the past decade remote collaboration between academic teams has led to more scientific breakthroughs.
‘Managing Future Shocks’ in focus for two new research programmes
The Oxford Martin School has launched two new solutions-focused programmes aiming to support greater resilience in global economic, social and environmental governance in the face of future shocks and crises of all types.
Earth Day 2022 and the undervalued decarbonisation potential of state-owned energy companies
Today, on Earth Day 2022 people from around the world that care about the future of our climate and environment are calling on businesses, governments, and individuals to do one thing – Invest in our Planet.
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