Excessive state reliance on carbon dioxide removal is ‘likely inconsistent with international law,’ says Oxford research
In the run-up to COP28, new research from a team at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London warns that states which over-rely on future Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) to meet Paris Agreement targets could fall foul of international law.
Methane, meat and metrics
The Oxford Martin School's Director, Professor Sir Charles Godfray, and Professor of Geosystem Science, Myles Allen discuss the way forward for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock.
New research from Agile Initiative finds nature-based solutions are essential for Brazil to meet its 2050 net zero pledge
Without the implementation of nature-based solutions, in particular ending deforestation and restoring native vegetation, Brazil would jeopardise its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) pledges including achieving net zero GHG emissions by mid-century, according to research published today from an international team led by the Oxford Martin School's Agile Initiative.
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.
Switzerland, UK and Norway "dangerously unprepared" to keep people cool if global 1.5ºC target is missed
Researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Cooling have predicted the impact of rising temperatures on climate adaptation requirements for cooling on a country-by-country basis if climate targets are missed.
Damehood for Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland in King’s Birthday Honours
The Director of three Oxford Martin School programmes is one of six members of Oxford University recognised in the 2023 King's Birthday Honours list.
The Agile Initiative invites ideas for new Sprint research projects.
Ideas and EoIs for new Sprints invited from University of Oxford researchers
Professor Myles Allen elected to Royal Society
Professor Myles Allen has been named among eight members of the University of Oxford who have joined the Royal Society as Fellows.
Project aimed at helping farmers reduce their environmental impact receives funding boost
The HESTIA project, hosted between the Oxford Martin School and the Department of Biology, has received a donation from the Ardevora Charitable Trust. The funding will support research into the environmental impacts of arable farming and aquaculture, as well as pesticide toxicity
“No more harm to nature”: citizens’ assembly calls for urgent change
The first ever UK-wide citizens’ assembly for nature has today published its recommendations for renewing and protecting our natural environment, calling for urgent and immediate action from every part of society.
Oxford Martin School project leads to £8.7m UKRI investment in energy demand observatory
The new Energy Demand Observatory and Laboratory (EDOL) will scale the use of household energy data to understand how, why, and when domestic activity is impacting energy demand and associated carbon emissions.
Operation Pangolin launches to save world’s most trafficked wild mammal
Researchers and conservationists are embarking on a bold initiative to save the world’s most trafficked wild mammal — the pangolin.
Organisations must set bold targets for their catering in order to become “nature-positive”
Organisations making their catering more sustainable can make genuine positive contributions, though it will take extremely ambitious action to come close to fully mitigating biodiversity loss.
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