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.
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.
Brian O’Callaghan, lead researcher at the Smith School's Economic Recovery Project, provided expert commentary on the US Inflation Reduction Act 2022 - a transformative new climate bill. He noted, among other points, that the bill has nothing to fulfill America’s broken promise of billions of dollars in climate aid for poor nations.
Even if we are able to cut out all our carbon emissions as fast as possible, we would still need to remove carbon we've already put in the atmosphere to hit global temperature targets. The Carbon Removal Show podcast interviewed Dr Steve Smith, George Hope and others from the Greenhouse Gas Removal Hub to discuss the state of carbon removal in the UK today.
The i newspaper speaks to Greg Jackson, founder and CEO of Octopus Energy, and references recent research on energy security from the Oxford Smith School. “The choices made now will determine the course of the next 10 years – in terms of energy security, cost and our future environment,” said Professor Sam Fankhauser, Dr Steve Smith and Dr Anupama Sen. “More renewables actually raises security and lowers cost.”
IPE covers the inaugural Oxford Sustainable Finance Summit 2022, hosted by Dr Ben Caldecott. This in-depth article highlights insights from a myriad of speakers including from the United Nations, Blackrock, MSF, Saïd Business School, Linklaters and more.
Flagship event examined the latest developments in sustainable finance and investment, and explored how institutions representing $130 trillion in assets can help to tackle climate change. All Summit recordings are now available online.
To understand how dizzy temperatures [and heat stress] are intertwined with how you are feeling, thinking and navigating the world, WH spoke to Dr Laurence Wainwright, Departmental Lecturer at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.