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Understanding demand-side solutions to climate change

05 Apr 2018

The extent to which changes in consumption habits, norms and individual lifestyles can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not well understood. Climate policy research has—for the most part—examined the conditions under which decarbonisation can be achieved by low-carbon technologies. In the future, research on this “supply side” should be complemented by a stronger focus on demand-side solutions. This is the recommendation by a team of researchers to which INET’s Cameron Hepburn and Lin...

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Economic Impacts of Stabilising Global Temperatures at 1.5°C Warming

03 Apr 2018

A new study conducted by authors at INET Oxford and the Oxford Martin School shows that there are significant economic benefits to realising the aims of the Paris Agreement and limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C warming. Dr Felix Pretis from The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, together with Moritz Schwarz, Kevin Tang, Karsten Haustein, and Myles Allen at the University of Oxford, use a new set of climate projections and empirical estimates of how climate affects economic...

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Upcoming Climate Econometrics Events

08 Mar 2018

Climate Econometrics, a project within the Emod Programme at INET Oxford, will be presenting its research at two distinguished events in the coming months.   Firstly, Luke Jackson, Felix Pretis and colleagues will present at a session of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly this April in Vienna. The EGU General Assembly 2018 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where sci...

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New research shows extent of women's lead in UK employment boom

05 Mar 2018

New research published this week by the Institute of New Economic Thinking highlights the extent of women's employment in the UK in recent years, and how the combination of legislative change and the financial crisis have led to the closing of gender gaps in work. Despite the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on employment in the UK, numbers in employment have now soared to new heights. From late 2007 to late 2017, total employment has grown by over 2.5 million, making the UK an outstanding performer internationally in tho...

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Our World in Data receives further support to develop work on presenting global development

28 Feb 2018

  Our World in Data at the Oxford Martin School has received support of £620,128 from German entrepreneur, businesswoman and philanthropist, Susanne Klatten. The free online publication Our World in Data presents a global overview on how living conditions are changing. The aim is to show, through the visualisation of empirical data, how health, education, poverty, violence, hunger and environmental conditions are changing over time, across the world. Recent work by the programme looks at the decline of materna...

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Alex Teytelboym named Deputy Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme

22 Feb 2018

The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Teytelboym as the Deputy Director of its Economics of Sustainability Programme. Alex will provide leadership for the programme alongside its Director, Professor Cameron Hepburn. Alex was appointed associate professor in Oxford’s Department of Economics in 2017 and previously served as the Otto Poon Research Fellow in the Economics of Sustainability Programme. Alex received a BSc in economics from the LSE and...

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Good climate policy can contribute more to a growing economy than previously thought, according to new research co-authored by Oxford University.

05 Feb 2018

Carbon pricing not only averts damage from climate change but can also spur growth and ensure long-term prosperity.  The new study published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management sheds new light on the potential opportunities arising from climate protection policies as a driver for investment. Carbon pricing is a widely accepted as a key to decarbonising the economy by regulating the emissions, but the research has shown how carbon pricing could actually be used to stimulate economic growth.  Carbon ...

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Our World in Data receives research grant to further work on presenting global development

02 Feb 2018

A grant of almost $1.8 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is enabling Oxford Martin programme Our World in Data to secure and enhance its work presenting the empirical research and data on global development. The free online publication Our World in Data presents a global overview on how living conditions are changing. The aim is to show, through the visualisation of empirical data, how health, education, poverty, violence, hunger and environmental conditions are changing over time, across the world. Recent wor...

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New Oxford Martin Programme on the Post-Carbon Transition

09 Jan 2018

INET Oxford Directors, Professors Cameron Hepburn & Doyne Farmer, have launched a new Research Programme at the Oxford Martin School with an aim to push the idea of a Post-Carbon Society forward. For more information please click here. The Challenge Modern human civilisation has been built upon energy from carbon-intensive fossil fuels.  We are now on the cusp of a once-in-a-civilisation transition to a post- carbon society.  The outcome of this transition could be a world that is cleaner, safer, smarter, more...

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Book Launch at World Bank Event

11 Dec 2017

The new book edited by Professors Cameron Hepburn of the INET Oxford Economics of Sustainability Programme and Kirk Hamilton of the World Bank will be launched at an event held by the World Bank in February. ...

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The Wealth of Nature

29 Nov 2017

Oxford University economists have today issued an urgent international ‘wake-up call’ around nature’s continued decline and the grave threat posed to global prosperity by ignoring it. New research by members of INET Oxford's Economics of Sustainbability programme and the Oxford Martin School, commissioned by the Green Economy Coalition, has revealed that governments can be ignorant to the economic value of nature, and the extent to which national and global wealth depends on it. The researchers a...

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The COP 23: hopeless attempt or last hope?

22 Nov 2017

Image Credit: NASA by Alexander Pfeiffer As the sun rises on this Monday morning of the second week of the U.N. climate conference I am sitting in the train on my way to Bonn for my third attendance at this conference. I just landed in Dusseldorf, coming from New York, and wonder what to expect from this COP 23, the 23rd Conference of the Parties. I am oddly aware of the irony of flying in from overseas to discuss ways to protect the climate and now sitting in a train that is powered by electricity. Electricity that still com...

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