To meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and limit global heating to 1.5°C, global annual emissions will need to drop radically over the coming decades. Today, a new paper from climate economists at the University of Oxford says that this goal could still be within our reach.
Oxford University and Unilever report identifies actions needed to put cleaning and laundry products on net zero pathway
New report identifying the policy interventions needed to address the carbon emissions of everyday cleaning, laundry and home care products.
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.
Russia's ongoing, devastating invasion has pushed Ukraine to the edge of survival as a nation-state, inflicting severe damage to its economy and population. But, amid global calls for urgent climate action, Ukraine now finds itself at a crucial crossroads.
As the world grapples with climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental challenges, campaigners and some academics are questioning a central tenet of modern society – that continued economic growth is desirable. Professor Sam Fankhauser argues in favour of green growth, saying that "there’s no reason to believe that an economy powered by cars that are electric and renewable energy and hydrogen that fuels industry ... structurally or permanently must generate less prosperity."
As our water systems struggle under financial mismanagement and the pressures of climate change, higher water costs are something we’re all going to have to swallow.
'The faster we go, the more we would save': Policymakers urged to bust myths around clean energy costs
Oxford Smith School’s latest policy brief explores the feasibility and benefits of a fast net zero transition for the UK. It finds that a shift to clean energy would save us money – and that the faster we go the more we could save. It also highlights the challenges of the transition and explores potential solutions.
The end of COP27 negotiations brought an unexpected event; an unprecedented decision to provide loss and damage funding to those most affected by climate change.