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Big banks invested $2.6 trillion in activities linked to global biodiversity loss in 2019, report finds

The world’s fifty largest banks invested a cumulative US$2.6 trillion (£2tn) in firms at the forefront of global biodiversity loss in 2019 alone, according to a new report by Portfolio Earth. On average, each financial institution invested US$52bn in fossil fuel, mining, infrastructure and agricultural firms. The report, entitled Bankrolling Extinction, linked corporate financing to Read More…

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BREAKING: Oxford to move into Tier 2 restrictions on Saturday morning

The city of Oxford will move into Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from 00:01 on Saturday 31 October, it has been announced. This puts the city under the ‘High’ COVID Alert level, having previously been listed under ‘Medium’, despite objections from local council leaders. Under the new Tier 2 restrictions, people in Oxford will not be Read More…

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Oxford students show solidarity with Poland protests after country’s anti-abortion ruling

On Sunday night, a protest organised by the Oxford University Polish Society saw calls of solidarity with women whose rights came under attack following the country’s Constitutional Tribunal’s recent ruling which has essentially removed all avenues to abortion.

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EXCLUSIVE: Christ Church Dean’s witness statement reveals extent of Governing Body feud

The full nature of the toxic feud between Christ Church and its Dean has been revealed in court documents obtained by The Oxford Blue. Christ Church Dean The Very Revd Martyn Percy has spoken out for the first time about the factional war dividing the historic college in his witness statement.

Protecting biodiversity in Costa Rica. Source: Zach Chan
Current Affairs Environment News

UN Leaders’ Pledge for Nature promises to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030

Leading up to the UN Summit on Biodiversity, 70 world leaders endorsed a Leaders’ Pledge for Nature, committing to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030. This took place, virtually, at the UNDP Nature of Life Hub at the end of September, with many leaders submitting video endorsements from their home countries. This is a pressing issue, Read More…