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.
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.
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.
Meta-analysis shows no link between blood pressure medications and cancer risk
A meta-analysis involving over 260,000 participants from 33 randomised controlled trials has sought to resolve the long-debated issue about whether using antihypertensive medication heightens the chance of developing cancer.
It is the debt which kills the person: Mobile livelihoods in Delhi
To understand the impacts of the pandemic on different groups it is important to engage with the experience at the margins of society and to examine the socially and long-lasting effects of the virus.
Reinventing recycling: taking plastics from rubbish to resource
Nowadays, waste separation and recycling has become a routine act of our daily lives. Recycling bins are a common sight in many households, and in some places a government mandate. But when most people think about recycling plastics, they know little about the fate of their plastic waste.
Synthesis Report published by Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy
Key findings from the Oxford Martin School’s five-year Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy have been brought together in a Synthesis Report.
Research consortium including Oxford University and Google.org announce new platform to track COVID-19 data
Google.org, the charitable arm of Google, the University of Oxford and other leading institutions including Boston Children’s Hospital and Northeastern University, today launched Global.health.
Banning wild meat could increase biodiversity loss, reveals study
A blanket ban on the trade of wild meat could create risks for nature and for human health, finds a first of its kind study from an international group of researchers.
Targeted support needed to prevent automation hitting low wage workers hardest
Low-wage workers face a double blow from automation, a new study from INET Oxford has found; they are both more likely to lose their jobs due to new technologies and less likely to have the skills required to switch to newly created jobs.
21st century crises demand new economic understanding
In an issue of The Oxford Review of Economic Policy edited by researchers from INET Oxford, leading economists, including Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Argentina's Minister of Economy Martin Guzman, call for a deep shift in how economists understand the ‘macro’ economy.
‘Building Back Better’ addressed at public online events
From Thursday 21st January, the Oxford Martin School will restart its series of events discussing how the world can ‘Build Back Better’ from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Weekly talks from Oxford Net Zero put climate in the balance
The Oxford Martin School and Oxford Net Zero are hosting a series of free online talks and discussions from Monday 18th January.