When Climate Collaboration Is Treated as an Antitrust Violation
In the Harvard Business Review, Smith School DPhil candidate Matteo Gasparini, Knut Haanaes, and Peter Tufano, former dean of the Saïd Business School, share their thoughts on the legality and legal pressures of business climate collaborations.
Banks Try Quiet Quitting on Net Zero
Ben Caldecott, Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, speaks to Bloomberg Green about the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ).
Pinsent Masons wins Sustainable Business of Law award
To advance the aim of building a business of climate and sustainability conscious colleagues, the firm partnered with the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment to deliver the Climate and Sustainability Accelerator Programme.
It’s time for the UK government to embrace systems mapping
By Pete Barbrook-Johnson, co-author of Systems Mapping: How to build and use causal models of systems.
Frank Rutehenda receives full scholarship for new NbS course
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.
‘Green Pill’ Prescribed By Experts for Failing Net-Zero Pledges
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.
Decarbonising the energy system by 2050 could save trillions
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 <
Switching to renewable energy could save trillions
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.
Rising demand for air conditioners will harm our planet and lock in inequality unless we act now
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.
Get ready for a global clean energy surge, thanks to the US Inflation Reduction Act
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.
Identifying the 10 public policies that cut road transport emissions by up to 26%
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.