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Getting to net zero carbon emissions: what role for investors in the energy industry?

How can investors in the energy industry be part of the drive to ensure that the world achieves net zero carbon emissions, in order to avoid dangerous climate change? A new research programme, the Oxford Martin Safe Carbon Investment Initiative, seeks to answer this question. Working with investors and industry it aims to create a set of criteria for safe fossil fuel investment, as the world works to avoid a temperature rise of more than 2°C above pre-industrialised levels. The initiative was presented at a special side event at the Assemblée nationale during the recent ‘Our Common Future Under Climate Change’ conference in Paris.

New research funding round announced

The Oxford Martin School is pleased to invite proposals for new research programmes to investigate how society can steer a path through the unpredictable consequences of scientific progress. More

£1m for artificial intelligence risk research

£1 million from a fund set up by Elon Musk will go into creating a joint Oxford-Cambridge centre for policy and technical research into the development of machine intelligence, headed up by the Director of the Oxford Martin School's Future of Humanity Institute, Nick Bostrom. More

Tony Atkinson to chair poverty commission

Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, is to chair the new World Bank Commission on Global Poverty, which will report on the best ways to measure and monitor poverty around the world. More

New data on birthweight and cancer risk

New data from an international consortium led by Professor Terry Dwyer of the George Institute for Global Health, Oxford Martin School, is helping unlock the mystery of the causes of childhood cancer. More

Assessing and strengthening cyber security

The launch of a report on strategic priorities for Kosovo marks a key stage in the partnership between the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre and the World Bank to help countries around the world protect themselves from cyber threats. More

Op-ed: Europe in 'halfway house of horrors'

Writing for Bloomberg View, INET Oxford Executive Director Eric Beinhocker says the Greek bailout deal "does nothing to address the fundamental issues that have repeatedly landed Europe in crisis since 2009". More

Why are we waiting to tackle climate change?

On 19 October the School will welcome Lord Stern, a member of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, for a talk on his new book, 'Why are we waiting? The logic, urgency, and promise of tackling climate change'. More

Chris Lintott awarded 2015 Kelvin Medal

Professor Chris Lintott, Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and former Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Computational Cosmology, has been awarded the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal. More

Prestigious fellowship for INET economist

Dr Felix Pretis, a Fellow in the Economic Modelling team at INET Oxford, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the British Academy. More

Blog: Can nanotechnology reduce inequality?

Professor Sonia Contera, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanontechnology, looks at the potential impacts of widespread technological transformation. More

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