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New policy paper: Greenhouse gas targets should be based on science, not expediency

A policy paper from the Oxford Martin School, designed for governments preparing for the upcoming UN climate negotiations, urges policy-makers to base greenhouse gas emissions priorities on science and not expediency. 'Short-Lived Promise? The Science and Policy of Cumulative and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants', by Professor Myles Allen, explains that reducing short-lived climate pollutants will have little impact on peak warming unless CO2 emissions (which have an indefinite lifetime) are substantially reduced first or at the same time. More

Research excellence recognised by EMBO

Professor Susan Lea, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Vaccines and Oxford University Statutory Chair of Microbiology, is one of 58 scientists newly elected to the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). More

Prestigious award for neural circuits pioneer

Professor Gero Miesenböck, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Mind and Machine, has received a highly prestigious Wellcome Trust Investigator Award. More

'A practical vision of a more equal society'

Thomas Piketty discusses Professor Sir Tony Atkinson's book, 'Inequality: What Can Be Done?', in the New York Review of Books. More

Research insights for Advisory Council

Members of the Oxford Martin School’s Advisory Council received updates on a diverse range of research programmes, and discussed future research themes, at their annual meeting. More

Optimism for climate progress in Paris

The former European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, gave a personal perspective on climate negotiations in a lecture at the Oxford Martin School. More

When is a bank systemically important?

New research from Professor Doyne Farmer, of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, shows that the organisational complexity of banks may impact financial stability. More

New data can help cotton farmers

A study of smallholder farmers in Maharashtra state, India, has found that under rain-fed conditions, farmers growing Asiatic cotton can obtain similar revenue and profit to farmers growing genetically modified American cotton. More

Algorithms to identify who's tweeting

Research into birdsong recognition against noisy backgrounds by Professor Kathy Willis, Associate Director of the Oxford Martin School's Biodiversity Institute, and colleagues, is detailed in New Scientist magazine. More

Missed an event? Catch up on YouTube

All of the seminars from our latest series, 'Creating a climate for change: what's at stake in global climate negotiations' are now available to watch on the Oxford Martin School YouTube channel. More
Are ultra-fast markets harmful?
INET Oxford researcher Daniel Fricke discusses his research into optimal speeds for trading on financial markets. More
How effective are policies at changing our eating habits?
What does the evidence have to say about initiatives to make diets healthier and more sustainable? More
The tech threat to employment
Michael Osborne and Carl Benedikt Frey feature in an Al Jazeera documentary looking at the threat automation poses to workers. More

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