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US Deputy Attorney General launches AI criminal justice initiative

America's Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Lisa O. Monaco announced the launch of the Justice AI initiative that focuses on the use of AI in the American criminal justice system.

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Works starts on the Net Zero Regulation and Policy Hub

Researchers across Oxford and partners around the world are coming together to build a centre of expertise dedicated to studying and supporting the urgent task of aligning policy and regulation to climate objectives.

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Changing Global Orders programme launches ‘Global Shocks’ podcast

The Oxford Martin School is proud to support the launch of the Oxford Martin Programme on Changing Global Orders’ new podcast miniseries, ‘Global Shocks’.

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Experts call for new economic modelling to meet energy transition ambition

The ambition of policymakers navigating the energy transition has surpassed the capacity of economic modelling for the first time, a keynote paper argues.

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Oxford Martin scientists launch ambitious roadmap for circular carbon plastics economy

Researchers from an Oxford Martin programme have outlined ambitious targets to help deliver a sustainable and net zero plastic economy, arguing for a rethinking of the technical, economic, and policy paradigms that have entrenched the status-quo - one of rising carbon emissions and uncontrolled pollution.

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Urgent call for UK Government to develop a heat resilience strategy

A new Parliamentary report spearheaded by Oxford Martin researchers has urged the UK Government to introduce a national heat resilience strategy to prepare the UK for the widespread impacts of a warming world.

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How researchers aimed to meet resource challenges that transcended boundaries

The Oxford Martin Programme on Transboundary Resource Management came to a close not long ago and as such there is an opportunity to reflect on what we mean by this concept and how increasingly relevant it is during these geopolitically volatile times. Two of the programme’s directors explain more.

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Oxford Martin Restatement aims to help policymakers on soil carbon

The Oxford Martin School has just published the latest in its series of “Restatements”, which review the scientific evidence underlying areas of current policy concern and controversy. The latest project looks at the capacity for grassland used for grazing livestock to store carbon.

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Investors “flying blind” to risk of climate lawsuits

Polluting companies could be liable for trillions in damages from climate lawsuits. But few investors and regulators are taking these risks into account when evaluating companies’ climate-related financial risks, according to new Oxford research published today in Science with the involvement of Oxford Martin fellows.

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Turning COP’s promises into progress and the rise of climate regulation

COP28’s outcome is meaningful. For the first time in three decades (since the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was founded, and the year I was born) oil and gas has been included in an agreed text. The final text includes a pile of compromises that may cause issues down the road, but this moment still represents an historic signal about ‘the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era’.

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Changing Global Orders programme partners with UNDP on policy workshop

Recently the Oxford Martin Programme on Changing Global Orders partnered with the UNDP Human Development Report Office to hold one of a series of policy-focused workshops focusing on how international institutions respond to turbulent times. The workshops form part of the series of global consultations that work towards the 2023 Human Development Report.

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Ancient DNA reveals how a chicken virus evolved to become more deadly

An international team of scientists led by geneticists and disease biologists from the University of Oxford - including biologists on the Oxford Martin programmes on the Future of Food and Pandemic Genomics - and LMU Munich have used ancient DNA to trace the evolution of Marek's Disease Virus (MDV).

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GCSCC creates AI Cybersecurity Readiness Metric

The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC), University of Oxford, has received funding from the UK Government for the creation of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cybersecurity Readiness Metric.

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