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No more new fossil fuel power plants after 2017 to avoid rise of more than 2°C, researchers find

A new study finds no new fossil fuel power stations can be built after 2017 if a rise in global surface temperatures is to be limited to 2°C, unless other electricity infrastructure is retired early or retrofitted with carbon capture technologies. Professor Cameron Hepburn of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School said the findings should be a "wake-up call" for policy makers who see climate change as an issue to deal with in the distant future. More

Plant-based diets could save millions of lives

A global switch to diets that rely less on meat and more on fruit and vegetables could save up to 8 million lives by 2050 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds, say researchers from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food. More

‘Who's designing our technological future?’

In a lecture for the Oxford Martin School, Professor Judy Wajcman looked at the impact that the gender imbalance in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professions has on how future technologies are imagined and developed. More

US President's report cites automation study

Research by Dr Carl Benedikt Frey and Professor Michael Osborne has been used by the US President's Council of Economic Advisers to investigate the impact of automation on occupations at different wage levels. More

'Carbon capture investment is needed now'

Professor Myles Allen from the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship argues that early investment in technologies to capture and dispose of carbon dioxide is vital to stabilise climate. More

Shaping regulation of brain boost devices

Dr Hannah Maslen, co-author of the Oxford Martin Policy Paper, Mind Machines, describes her work helping European regulators weigh up the risks and benefits of cognitive enhancement devices. More

New lecture series: Our Shared World

Beginning on 28 April, ‘Our Shared World: Reconciling individual and collective needs' will explore in depth four global challenges being investigated by the Oxford Martin School's newest research programmes. More

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Many of our lectures and seminars are available to watch live on our YouTube channel, where you can also catch up with any events you might have missed. Watch
Forthcoming events

9 May Public debate: A world court for human rights? organised by the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations

9 May Governance of 21st century challenges: is the UN fit for purpose? with Baroness Valerie Amos

10 May Inside the machine mind: latest insights on neuroscience and computer science from Google with Blaise Agüera y Arcas

16 May Book talk: The Pursuit of Development: Economic Growth, Social Change and Ideas with Professor Ian Goldin

24 May Book talk: Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance with Professor Ian Goldin and Dr Chris Kutarna

26 May Panel discussion: Our shared world: reconciling individual need and collective responsibility

2 June Markets and morals with Professor Michael J. Sandel

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