Polluting companies could be liable for trillions in damages from climate lawsuits. But few investors and regulators are taking these risks into account when evaluating companies’ climate-related financial risks, according to new Oxford Sustainable Law programme research published today in Science.
Failing to assess legal risks could lead investors and regulators to back the wrong projects, according to research by the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme. Associate Professor Thom Wetzer told Politico that it was "shock to realise" that these risks are largely missing from climate risk estimates.
Extreme heat is pushing India to the brink of ‘survivability.’ One obvious solution is also a big part of the problem
Radhika Khosla told CNN that countries that lack access to adequate cooling need help to meet the cost of energy improvement. “Cooling is now on the global agenda,” she said. “But the hard work must begin to ensure everyone can stay cool without further heating the planet.”
Injy Johnstone and José Luis Reséndiz from the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group give a behind-the-scenes perspective on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (carbon markets), shaped by first-hand insights from the negotiation rooms at COP28.
Stephen Lezak’s journey into Alaska's climate adaptation efforts, focusing on the existential threat posed by climate change to a small Iñupiaq community in Western Alaska. He highlights the complex issues Indigenous communities face, including bureaucratic and colonial systems that can hinder climate adaptation efforts.
On 13-15 December P3S Academy at the University of Oxford held a training programme on Climate Risk and Sustainable Finance Development for the Bank of Thailand.
Dr Radhika Khosla explains the significance of the COP28 Cooling pledge in The Conversation. "Cooling is now firmly on the global agenda. But the hard work must begin to ensure everyone can stay cool without further heating the planet."
Boosting the future of food: investing in new proteins and paving the way to low carbon food systems
Our global food production system is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), accounting for 26% of the total GHG emissions. Of this, 60% of emissions are attributable to animal-related products such as meat and dairy. Reducing the production and consumption of these products is vital in steerin
No option should be discounted when it comes to tackling climate change, Dr Steve Smith told The Guardian. "You can’t take anything off the table if you want to meet our climate goals... There’s not much scope for either/or. It’s both/and. This technology isn’t a false solution – there’s no one solution.”
UAE daily newspaper The National interviewed Dr Radhika Khosla about the UN's new cooling report, which she led. "Unless this growth in cooling is met sustainably, it’s going to make the achievement of that net zero target [by 2050] very hard, because the rise in emissions that’s going to come from this cooling demand is extremely high," she said.
COP28: Relying on carbon capture and storage to reach Net Zero would be economically damaging, shows Oxford report
Excessive dependence on carbon capture and storage (CCS) to reach Net Zero goals would be “highly economically damaging”, a report led by Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and Environment showed.