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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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Policy action from world leaders can accelerate a Just energy transition

The 2022 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report insists that we have options in all sectors to at least halve emissions by 2030, but the aim to limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees is not going to happen unless radical steps are taken.

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Open letter calls for enforcement so that “toothless” Environment Act protects the English countryside

Leading ecologists, conservationists and biodiversity specialists from the Universities of Oxford, Kent, Exeter and Bangor have today published an open letter calling on the government to close gaps in the Environment Act 2021 that could undermine its ability to protect and restore nature, and reverse wildlife loss in England.

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Can a creative approach help fix the plastics problem?

In a recent exhibition at The Design Museum, London, a new generation of designers sought to rethink our relationship to everyday things – with a little help from polymer science.

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£10mn backing for fast-paced research on environmental policy questions

The Agile Initiative at the Oxford Martin School has been established with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council to provide rapid solutions to critical environmental issues.

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COP26: successes, lessons and what’s next explored in new event series

Many people believed that the 26th meeting of the UN’s global climate summit (COP26) hosted in Glasgow in November 2021 was the world’s last best chance to get runaway climate change under control.

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Taxing meat can protect the environment

Taxing meat could be an important lever for aligning Western diets with environmental goals and can be designed such that low-income households and farmers are compensated.

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Meat and dairy gobble up farming subsidies worldwide; it's bad for your health and the planet

The global food system is in disarray. Animal agriculture is a major driver of global heating, and as many as 12 million deaths from heart disease, stroke, cancers and diabetes are each year connected to eating the wrong things, like too much red and processed meat and too few fruits and vegetables.

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Climate Failure and Social Crisis Top Global Risks 2022

Climate risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year of the pandemic.

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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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We must adapt to live with the impacts of climate change

As world leaders meet in Glasgow to make vital decisions on the future of the planet, a new UN report calls for an urgent increase in the financing and action to adapt to the growing impacts of climate change.

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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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Making fossil fuel extractors clean up after themselves is affordable and low-risk

Imagine a single policy, imposed on one industry, which would, if enforced consistently, stop fossil fuels causing global warming within a generation.

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