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New funding for research on agriculture and the environment from the Login5 Foundation

The Department of Zoology and the Oxford Martin School have received a significant philanthropic donation from the Login5 Foundation to undertake research on digital solutions to reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture.

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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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Costing an Electric Vehicle Future - Ignore the Alarmists

The All Party Parliamentary Group opposing government policy on electric vehicles claim in a new report that the required investment in electricity generation will “bankrupt UK plc”. Unfortunately for this claim, it is based on some major errors of fact and understanding.

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Funding applications open to manage future shocks

The Oxford Martin School has opened its latest round of research funding, inviting expressions of interest for research into how future shocks can be managed.

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Professor Charlotte Williams awarded Tilden prize for advances in chemistry

Professor Charlotte Williams OBE has been awarded the Tilden prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry, celebrating the most exciting chemical science taking place today. Professor Williams was awarded the prize to honour her contributions to sustainable polymer chemistry.

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New programme launched to reshape our approach to tackling biodiversity loss

The accelerating loss of biodiversity is rapidly becoming acknowledged as one of the major threats facing humanity in the next decade, just as its significance to our health, wealth and well-being is becoming better understood.

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Solving the ‘chicken and egg’ problem of Electric Vehicles in Africa

Electric vehicles could have a transformative effect on health, carbon emissions and consumer costs in Sub Saharan Africa, but governments must solve the problem of investment in infrastructure and vehicles.

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Professor Charlotte Williams elected to Royal Society

Professor Charlotte Williams, Lead Researcher on the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastics, is among six University of Oxford Academics to have joined the Royal Society as Fellows.

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Four new initiatives launched to support ‘Building Back Better’ from COVID-19

The Oxford Martin School has launched four new solutions-focused research initiatives, designed to make an immediate difference in helping the world ‘build back better’ from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘The Economics of Biodiversity’ addressed in online event series

Following on from the Dasgupta Review, the Oxford Martin School is hosting a new series of online events on the ‘Economics of Biodiversity’, beginning on 6th May with a discussion with the report’s author, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta.

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Planning and adaptive thinking needed to navigate renewable energy network investment

One of the challenges facing Ofgem as regulator, in planning for integration of renewable energy sources into our energy supply, is determining how much network investment to allow, given the uncertainty around the pace and direction of energy transition.

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Climate change imperils countries’ ability to repay COVID debts

Most governments’ borrowing during the pandemic pays scant attention to the effects that climate change could have on their ability to repay the debt, researchers at Oxford University find.

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Professor Charlotte Williams receives Clean Future Award

Lead Researcher on the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastics, Professor Charlotte Williams, has had her work in partnership with colleagues at the University of Liverpool recognised by Unilever’s Clean Future ‘Brilliance’ Award.

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