How can Africa build a sustainable energy future? Research from Aoife Brophy and Philipp Trotter highlights three lessons from innovative firms in a number of different countries across the continent.
During recycling week, reflect on various approaches to handle plastic waste, optimising recycling technologies, and the need for business opportunities, regulatory measures, and international cooperation to address the plastic waste problem effectively.
An article exploring Ukraine's clean energy plans references a Smith School working paper on green recovery in the country led by MSc candidate Anastasiia Zagoruichyk.
New research from a global team of academics including Dr Michael Clark shows how a combination of technological and behavioural changes could unlock a carbon negative global food system.
“Fewer than half of Africans have a reliable electricity supply, and extreme heat will only exacerbate this issue,” Dr Radhika Khosla told China Dialogue. “Communities that rely on off-grid energy sources will be particularly vulnerable in the face of rising energy demands.”
Next month, Morsing will step down to take an opportunity she couldn’t pass up: Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford. She will also return to the classroom as professor of business sustainability. The PRME board is now recruiting for a new leader.
Oxford Smith School MSc student and Ukrainian Graduate scholar Anastasiia Zagoruichyk explains how Ukraine can become a leader in green energy.
A group of 16 youth climate activists won a remarkable victory in court against the state of Montana in the United States this week. “As other branches of government continue to show inadequate action, the judiciary offers glimmers of hope for those seeking to halt the climate catastrophe unfolding before us,” said Dr Benjamin Franta.
The Washington Post references CO2RE's landmark State of Carbon Dioxide Removal report in this explainer article.
Dr Laurence Wainwright spoke to the Guardian about the mental health impact of Britain’s record-breaking 2022 heatwave, including “increasing overall rates of mortality in mental health conditions, or worsening of symptoms, triggering a relapse into a certain phase of a condition, like in bipolar switching into mania, which is a dangerous phase.”
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 an international team including the University of Oxford.