'No country – whether rich or poor – is immune from the health impacts of worsening climate change' - report
The authors of a new report say that unless urgent action is taken, climate change will increasingly threaten global health, disrupt lives and livelihoods, and overwhelm healthcare systems.
New College adopts the Oxford Martin Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment
New College, Oxford, has adopted a Responsible Investment Policy that incorporates the Oxford Martin Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment, one year ahead of the COP26 Conference, which will take place Glasgow next November.
Oxford Net Zero launches to tackle global carbon emissions
The Oxford Net Zero initiative draws on the university’s world-leading expertise in climate science and policy, addressing the critical issue of how to reach global ‘net zero’ – limiting greenhouse gases – in time to halt global warming.
We must change what we eat to solve the climate crisis, shows research
Even if fossil fuel emissions stopped immediately, emissions from the global food system alone could raise global temperatures by more than 1.5°C, new research from an international team led by the University of Oxford shows.
Professor Nick Eyre appointed Oxford City Council scientific adviser
Professor Nick Eyre, of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, has been appointed as Oxford City Council’s first scientific adviser. The professor of energy and climate policy will support the Council and the city, as it continues to tackle the climate emergency and moves towards net-zero.
Cooling: hidden threat for climate change and the SDGs
Growing international demand for cooling is set to drive one of the most substantial increases in greenhouse gas emissions in history – but the risks and benefits of sustainable cooling remain a global blind spot, according to research.
Filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is unlikely to significantly affect Egypt, but coordinated drought planning is essential
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), currently under construction, has strained relations between Nile countries.
Oxford Martin School researchers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Study highlights climate mitigation potential of encouraging Earth’s forests to regenerate naturally
Allowing forests to grow back naturally should be regarded alongside other measures like large-scale tree-planting as a critical nature-based approach to mitigating climate change, according to a major new study that maps potential above-ground carbon accumulation rates for forest regrowth across the globe.
New report reveals two-thirds decline in wildlife populations on average since 1970
Global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century due in large part to the very same environmental destruction which is contributing to the emergence of zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19, according to the WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020.
EU-Mercosur Trade Deal fails to meet sustainability criteria on human rights, ecosystems and climate
An international group of researchers has concluded that an upcoming trade agreement between the EU and Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay (the Mercosur bloc) fails across sustainability criteria.