New programmes to focus on challenges of Net Zero, AI and critical metals
The Oxford Martin School has launched three new research programmes focussed on solving a diverse set of critical challenges: sourcing the critical metals needed for the energy transition, achieving global Net Zero, and managing the risks of Artificial Intelligence.
Fossil fuel producers on course to badly overshoot climate targets
More than half of the world’s top fossil fuel producers will badly overshoot climate targets unless they ramp up their decarbonisation actions, according to a new tracking tool.
COVID-19 travel restrictions came too late to halt spread of Omicron, shows study
Oxford researchers responsible for tracking COVID-19 Alpha and Delta variant transmission across the UK have published their genomic tracing of the Omicron variant concluding that the earliest importation of Omicron into the UK was likely before the variant was identified on 15th November 2021.
Switzerland, UK and Norway "dangerously unprepared" to keep people cool if global 1.5ºC target is missed
Researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Cooling have predicted the impact of rising temperatures on climate adaptation requirements for cooling on a country-by-country basis if climate targets are missed.
Autocratic regimes less effective than democracies in responding to COVID-19
Their analysis shows that on average, social capital is approximately 30% higher in democratic societies.
Damehood for Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland in King’s Birthday Honours
The Director of three Oxford Martin School programmes is one of six members of Oxford University recognised in the 2023 King's Birthday Honours list.
The Agile Initiative invites ideas for new Sprint research projects.
Ideas and EoIs for new Sprints invited from University of Oxford researchers
International Panel on the Information Environment launches at 2023 Nobel Prize Summit
This new, independent global science organisation is Co-founded and Chaired by Professor Philip Howard, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science and Media. It is committed to providing actionable scientific knowledge about threats to the world’s information environment.
Professor Myles Allen elected to Royal Society
Professor Myles Allen has been named among eight members of the University of Oxford who have joined the Royal Society as Fellows.
Project aimed at helping farmers reduce their environmental impact receives funding boost
The HESTIA project, hosted between the Oxford Martin School and the Department of Biology, has received a donation from the Ardevora Charitable Trust. The funding will support research into the environmental impacts of arable farming and aquaculture, as well as pesticide toxicity
Professor Ricardo Soares de Oliveira awarded Senior Research Fellowship by The British Academy
The Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance is one of 11 British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship recipients for 2023
The global supply of Cyber Skills is not meeting demand
Managing cyber security risks is a complex endeavour due to the rising costs of investment in equipment, software, and cyber talent. A new Citi GPS Report, The Cyber Problem: Causes and Consequences of the Risk in Cyber Skill Demand, looks at the market failures involved.
“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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