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REACH: Water Security

Our Water Programme received £15 million to design a global research project to improve water security for millions of poor people in Asian and Africa. We work on water access, affordability, reliability and safety in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Kenya.

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Sustainable Finance

Our Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme is the cornerstone for research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment. We seek to understand the requirements, challenges, and opportunities of reallocating capital towards investments aligned with global environmental sustainability.

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The Economics of Sustainability

The economy and environment are deeply interlinked in a complex system. We look at how the human economic part of this integrated system can be transformed to be more sustainable. Our Economics of Sustainability Programme is conducted in partnership with Oxford Martin School's Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) and in collaboration with the Oxford Energy Network.

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Executive Education

We offer both customised and open-enrolment executive education programmes which are underpinned by our commitment to international engagement with climate change and long-term environmental sustainability.

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Innovative Infrastructure Investment (in3)

The multi-disciplinary Innovative Infrastructure Investment program explores how existing barriers to financing infrastructure, particularly in developing countries, can be lowered; and how new sources of finance can be accessed. It takes a systems approach to infrastructure, particularly in terms of the dependencies and interlinkages between energy and water.

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The Future of Cooling

Shaping cooling demand patterns is potentially the most significant opportunity we have to moderate the trajectory of energy consumption. The Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Cooling focuses explicitly on creating solutions to this growing challenge, including policy influence on demand and social aspects of climate mitigation.

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The Smith School in 2019

Together, we can build a cleaner, safer, cheaper and more prosperous world. To do this, we work with enterprise to solve complex, interrelated challenges across water, climate, energy, food, biodiversity and sustainable materials. Find out more about our team, research and approach in our 2019 impact summary.

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NEW: MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment

In 2021 the Smith School will launch a new MSc within the School of Geography and the Environment. Students will gain expertise in economics and finance alongside an interdisciplinary understanding of critical environmental issues. Applications open in 2020.

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