Oxford Smith School MSc student and Ukrainian Graduate scholar Anastasiia Zagoruichyk explains how Ukraine can become a leader in green energy.
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.”
Billions of people across the world will be exposed to dangerously hot temperatures and extreme weather if the planet heats by 2.7C, a new study has found. Dr Laurence Wainwright commented: "Humans have got used to living in particular areas at certain temperatures. When things change, serious problems arise, whether in terms of physical health, mental health, crime and social unrest."
Poets & Quants reports on the expansion of the Smith School's flagship MSc programme. "MSc SEE has come along way from its origins as an idea on a poster at a team away day in 2018," said Dr Laurence Wainwright.
Each year, students studying the Smith School’s MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment (MSc SEE) embark on a week-long field trip to Denmark to visit and learn from leading companies in one of the world’s most sustainable countries.
The MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment (MSc SEE) at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford is expanding in 2023 and will admit 35 students in its September intake, up from 25 in previous years.
Lucy Lyons, a graduate of the Oxford Smith School’s MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment has secured investment funding from start-up accelerator Carbon13 for her start-up Kestrix, which she co-founded in 2022.
Planting more trees in urban areas to lower summertime temperatures could decrease deaths directly linked to hot weather and heatwaves by a third, according to new research. Dr Laurence Wainwright told France24 that "urban tree planting -– on the right scale, in the right places, and under certain other conditions -– likely leads to a modest-yet-real reduction in heat-related deaths in many urban areas."
"We must practice what we preach in terms of cooperation ahead of competition, and seek out symbiotic relationships that create value for many," writes Dr Laurence Wainwright in a thought piece for Poets & Quants.
In recent years a sizable body of data has emerged indicating that cold snaps can pose a range of challenges in terms of our mental health – especially for those with an underlying psychiatric disorder, writes Dr Laurence Wainwright.