Dr Aoife Brophy and Dr Philip Trotter told the Guardian Nigeria that unless policymakers encourage the right kinds of business models to flourish, private sector growth will not necessarily translate into progress for sustainable and low-carbon development.
In November last year I attended COP27, my second COP. It was a rollercoaster of talks, meetings, and long food queues. But what actually happens at a COP, and what advice would I give to someone going for the first time?
Planting more trees in urban areas to lower summertime temperatures could decrease deaths directly linked to hot weather and heatwaves by a third, according to new research. Dr Laurence Wainwright told France24 that "urban tree planting -– on the right scale, in the right places, and under certain other conditions -– likely leads to a modest-yet-real reduction in heat-related deaths in many urban areas."
The Economist Daily Chart featured new research on the global state of carbon dioxide removal, led by Dr Steve Smith along with Oxford Smith School authors Carter Powis, Emily Cox and José Luis Reséndiz.
A new joint report from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford and the Swedish Energy Agency highlights the critical role that finance ministries must play in the low-carbon energy transition and outlines 10 recommendations for how they can make it faster and fairer.
The recruitment drive for ESG experts has highlighted concerns about candidates misrepresenting their competence and experience in the field. Smith School Business Fellow Ranjita Rajan speaks to FT Sustainable Views about the need for transparency, collaboration and continuous learning. Climate change risk is a vast and scientifically complex area, so “how can we assume that a board member with an ESG responsibility is a climate change risk expert? It's important to strike a balance between calling out greenwashing, while acknowledging that organisations, boards and individuals need the space to get things wrong, learn, and do better."
Led by Dr Steve Smith, an international team of authors including Oxford Smith School researchers Dr Emily Cox, José Luis Reséndiz and Carter Powis, have published the first report on the global state of carbon dioxide removal.
The Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the University of Oxford is launching a new open-enrolment executive education programme to develop sustainability leadership in pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, and other institutional owners of assets.
In this guest post for Carbon Brief, Dr Steve Smith outlines a new report on carbon dioxide removal (CDR) – a practice which is increasingly recognised as a crucial part of achieving climate goals, alongside reducing emissions.
Professor Fankhauser writes on how universities can help tackle climate change through teaching, research, community engagement, campus emissions and divestment. "Few sectors have a more wide-ranging role than higher education in delivering our climate goals. Pretty much everything universities do has a direct bearing on climate outcomes."
Dr Thom Wetzer and Dr Rupert Stuart-Smith of the Sustainable Law Programme feature in a new episode of Al Jazeera’s documentary series, Earthrise.