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Oxford professors recognised in New Year’s Honours List

A number of Oxford professors have been recognised for their work in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List, including in social and natural sciences. It was announced that Professor Dieter Helm CBE will be appointed Knight Bachelor, with the knighthood being awarded for services to the environment, energy and to utilities policy. Professor Helm is Read More…

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The ‘green industrial revolution’: We’re on fire and Boris will bring a hose (by 2030-ish)

Why isn’t road building called a revolution? Or perhaps we should call that most disastrous project, HS2, the rail revolution. The government has set aside £27bn for road building projects over the course of its (potential) five years in office, whilst the ever-ballooning cost of HS2 is set to top £100bn. The huge sums of Read More…

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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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Oxford Climate Justice Campaign calls on University to tackle climate crisis and ‘systemic racism’

Oxford University Climate Justice Campaign (OCJC) has renewed its calls for the University and its colleges to take greater action to reduce their contribution to the climate crisis and climate-driven injustices.

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Oil giants push for COP26 involvement in talks with UK government

Documents obtained by the advocacy group, Culture Unstained, have revealed that fossil fuel firms BP, Shell, and Equinor have held at least 13 meetings with UK government officials over the last twelve months in a bid to gain exposure at COP26, the crucial UN Conference on Climate Change set to be held in Glasgow in Read More…

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Parents hold Radcliffe Camera ‘shoe strike’ on day of global climate action

The temporary installation included hundreds of pairs of children’s and adult’s shoes with messages of hopes, wishes and fears about the future, accompanied by a banner asking, “Would you want to be in our kids’ shoes?”

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Oxfam report exposes ‘The Era of Extreme Carbon Inequality’

In the 25 years between 1990 and 2015, humanity doubled the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere, in a period of unprecedented and highly unequal emissions growth. According to a new report by Oxfam, conducted with the Stockholm Environment Institute, during this time, the richest 1 per cent of the world’s population were Read More…