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'To meet Paris Agreement targets, focus on warming, not emissions'

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'The Nemo effect' is untrue: Animal movies promote awareness, not harm

Contrary to what was widely communicated in media by high-profile figures, the movie 'Finding Dory' had no impact on increasing demand for blue tang fish, the species of the main protagonist. There was, however, an increase in online searches for that species, showing that blockbusters can drive information-seeking behavior about nature.

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'Game On' to Kick Ambitious Goals for Agriculture, Energy, Water & Climate Change

Despite threats posed by global warming and other environmental challenges, an esteemed international expert on food security sees grounds for hope in the efforts to meet elusive goals around agriculture, energy, water and climate change.

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Food security in focus in the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Land is under threat from rising global temperatures and unprecedented rates of land and freshwater exploitation the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns.

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Professor Gideon Henderson appointed Defra Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor Gideon Henderson has been appointed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to be the department’s new Chief Scientific Adviser.

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Eight ways to halt a global food crisis

There are serious challenges to global food supply everywhere we look.

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Achieving Paris Agreement goals: How the private sector is engaging

The first day of the Global NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution) Conference ended in Berlin with a powerful thunderstorm cooling an unseasonally hot day (33°C). It’s far worse in Delhi where it hit a record-breaking 48°C on 12th June. At the conference the message is clear that action on climate change has to happen now and not in the future.

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I Am a Carbon Abolitionist

The future of our species and planet depends on creating a mass social movement motivated by moral arguments, not statistics.

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Meet your ‘Meat Persona’ at Oxford's Westgate centre

Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) researchers will be at Oxford’s Westgate Shopping Centre from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th June and they want you to 'Meat Your Persona'.

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Funding applications open for technological solutions to major global challenges

The Oxford Martin School has opened its latest round of research funding, inviting expressions of interest for research into technologies that create solutions for the major challenges of the 21st century.

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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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New Zealand’s farmers have a chance to be climate leaders

New Zealand’s new 2050 climate targets are good news, as the country’s contribution to global warming could be halted before 2050 if the stated cuts start immediately.

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‘Climate change cuts across everything’ - International Development Committee urges aid strategy that centres climate finance

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