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“No more harm to nature”: citizens’ assembly calls for urgent change

The first ever UK-wide citizens’ assembly for nature has today published its recommendations for renewing and protecting our natural environment, calling for urgent and immediate action from every part of society.

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UNDP and Oxford Martin Programme to host workshop on Adapting International Institutions

A new workshop aims to support the next generation of Human Development Research

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Oxford Martin School project leads to £8.7m UKRI investment in energy demand observatory

The new Energy Demand Observatory and Laboratory (EDOL) will scale the use of household energy data to understand how, why, and when domestic activity is impacting energy demand and associated carbon emissions.

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Is the robot revolution compatible with maintaining workers livelihoods in the UK?

Robotic technology has revolutionised production and manufacturing sectors in industrialised nations, shaping the modern world over the last three decades.

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Funding applications open for innovations to overcome major contemporary challenges

The Oxford Martin School has opened its latest round of funding, inviting Expressions of Interest for research to develop state-of-the-art innovations to overcome global challenges or to drive their deployment and adoption.

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Decarbonising the energy system by 2050 could save trillions

Transitioning to a decarbonised energy system by around 2050 is expected to save the world at least $12 trillion compared to continuing our current levels of fossil fuel use.

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Setting the record straight on the impacts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

The Nile River basin has been embroiled in controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) ever since the late Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi announced in March 2011 that Ethiopia would build the largest hydroelectric power dam in Africa on the Blue Nile immediately upstream of the Ethiopian-Sudanese border.

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Environmental impact of 57,000 multi-ingredient processed foods revealed

This is the first time a transparent and reproducible method has been developed to assess the environmental impacts of multi-ingredient products.

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How we're helping farmers to reduce their environmental impact

There is an urgent need to substantially reduce the environmental impacts of the global agricultural system while ensuring sufficient food for an estimated population of 10 billion by 2050.

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Current policies cannot stabilise the Colorado River in face of ongoing megadrought

An ongoing megadrought, impacts of climate change and systematic overuse have created a crisis for the Colorado River, an essential water source for 40 million inhabitants of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.

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NGOs must rapidly evolve to stay relevant, say NGO leaders

Aid and development organisations are at a turning point and urgently need to change, according to an unprecedented survey of leaders of international NGOs (INGOs).

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June is peak time for Campylobacter food poisoning; chlorinated chicken will not help

Oxford Martin restatement on the spread and control of Campylobacter food poisoning says we need multiple further interventions to reduce illness and manage antibiotic resistance.

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