By Pete Barbrook-Johnson, co-author of Systems Mapping: How to build and use causal models of systems.
Frank Rutehenda, a Monitoring & Environment Specialist in Rwanda’s Environment Management Authority, has been awarded a full scholarship for the University of Oxford’s new Nature based Solutions to Global Challenges Foundation Course.
A group of law professors including Dr Thom Wetzer have proposed a financial mechanism they’re calling a “green pill” that would help companies reach ambitious net-zero targets and offer investors greater certainty that corporate sustainability goals will be met.
The BBC reports on a new Oxford study that finds switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn (£10.2tn) by 2050. The report said it was wrong and pessimistic to claim that moving quickly towards cleaner energy sources was expensive. "Our latest research shows scaling-up key green technologies will continue to drive their costs down, and the faster we go, the more we will save," said Dr Rupert Way, the report's lead author from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.
The idea that going green will be expensive is ‘just wrong’. 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, according to a peer-reviewed study by Oxford University researchers, published in the journal Joule
Keeping cool will be a priority as the world warms, but there needs to be a technological, cultural and economic shift in the way we keep cool, according to new Oxford Smith School research.
This September, the Sustainable Law Programme at the University of Oxford will establish the Climate Litigation Lab, a new initiative leveraging multidisciplinary research to inform climate change litigation efforts around the world.
The US’s new inflation-busting bill, with $369bn for clean energy, is the largest US investment in climate ever. It is also, according to our research, the largest national climate investment in history anywhere. Let that sink in for a moment.
This funding will certainly speed renewable energy deployment and green job creation in the US. However, the bill’s investments are so large that they are likely to influence global prices too, and impact the energy transition in other countries in real, tangible ways.
Greenhouse gas emissions from transport have been reduced by up to a quarter through targeted public policies – especially when authorities ‘double down’ on restrictions – according to a paper today in Nature Energy from an international team including Moritz Schwarz at the University of Oxford.
Canadian publication The Walrus explores the UK's climate policies and approach. With comment from Professor Sam Fankhauser, who sat on the UK's Climate Change Committee for its first eight years and now teaches climate policy at Oxford University.
An estimate of the environmental impact of 57,000 food products in the UK and Ireland provides a first step towards enabling consumers, retailers, and policymakers to make informed decisions on the environmental impacts of food and drink products.
To slash emissions, slow the loss of biodiversity and secure food for a growing world population, there must be a change in the way meat and dairy is made and consumed.