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COP26 and the many sides of Climate Change: An Editorial

Illustration by Mia Clement COP26 is now less than three months away. Scores of world leaders will fly in for the start, and officials from 196 countries will spend two weeks in high-pressure negotiations aimed at setting a new path to a safer climate. COVID-19 has refocused priorities and caused individuals and governments alike to Read More…

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Move over free markets, reducing inequality is back in vogue: why fairness is central to a Green Recovery Now, and the means to collective prosperity

Photo by Michelle Mendieta Mean. Guest Climate Columnist Oli Storey argues that fairness must lie at the heart of a green recovery from Covid-19. Time and time again human society has faced crises of existential order. In each instance people show themselves to be resilient, innovative, and resourceful. Individuals use these skills for a range Read More…

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Oxford report argues green Covid recovery is essential, but not yet underway

A report by Oxford University’s Economic Recovery Project (OUERP) has found that less than one fifth of Covid recovery spending by the world’s governments can be considered ‘green’. The report, ‘Are We Building Back Better? Evidence from 2020 and Pathways for Inclusive Green Recovery Spending’, was led by Brian O’Callaghan of Oxford’s Smith School of Read More…

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Oxford economist joins over 100 others to sign letter calling for end to carbon economy

Over 100 leading economists have written a letter calling for an end to the carbon-intensive economy on which the world has relied so heavily in the decades leading up to the coronavirus pandemic. The authors of the letter to The Guardian include the Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs, and Kate Raworth of Oxford Read More…