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New research shows benefits of taxing food to account for its environmental impact

Taxing greenhouse gas emissions from food production could save more emissions than are currently generated by global aviation, and lead to half a million fewer deaths from chronic diseases, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food and the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC, is the first to estimate the impacts that an emissions levy on food could have on greenhouse gas emissions and human health.  More 

'Time running out to prepare for sea level rises'

Researchers say urgent action needs to be taken to protect shoreline cities and world heritage sites, after an INET Oxford study showed that sea levels could be significantly higher than previously thought if global warming exceeds 2°C. More 

Measuring and monitoring poverty - report

The report of the World Bank's Commission on Global Poverty, chaired by Sir Tony Atkinson, was launched at the Oxford Martin School on 4 November. The report sets out recommendations on how global poverty should be measured and monitored.  More 

Advising government on AI and robotics 

The implications of automation for workers, and the need for safe and responsible development of artificial intelligence were outlined by Oxford Martin School academics to a UK parliamentary committee considering policy recommendations on AI and robotics. More

New tool for assessing ecological risk launched

LEFT, an accessible new tool for assessing ecological risk, was designed by experts from biology and computer sciences and will work remotely anywhere in the world. More

 

Video: Branko Milanovic on global inequality

Watch Professor Branko Milanovic's lecture on 'Global inequality: a new approach for the age of globalization', held at Oxford's Examination Schools. More 

How to address our energy market failures

Rebecca Ford of the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy looks at how government policy must change to give the UK an energy system fit for the future. More

Achim Steiner: Towards a green economy

On 29 November the Oxford Martin School's Director, Achim Steiner, will discuss the global transition to an inclusive green economy in his lecture,'Towards a green economy: pathways through politics, culture and economics'. More

Watch our events live on YouTube

Many Oxford Martin School lectures and seminars are streamed live on our YouTube channel, and are also recorded so you can catch up later. More

Forthcoming events:


17 November Urbanisation, migration and the future metropolis with Prof Michael Keith

24 November What influences intergenerational social mobility in Europe? with Dr Marii Paskov and Dr Erzsébet Bukodi

29 November Towards a green economy: pathways through politics, culture and economics with Achim Steiner

1 December Tackling inequality: strategies, priorities and effects - panel discussion

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