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Climate change makes repaying COVID-19 debt harder

"As sovereign-bonds issued during the Covid-19 pandemic mature over the next 30 or even 100 years, governments will “either have to invest to mitigate climate change as part of their commitments under the Paris climate agreement — or face the costs of global warming directly”, according to the report."

OCJC report claims that the University’s ties to fossil fuel companies aid industry greenwashing

The Oxford Climate Justice Campaign has released a report outlining the University of Oxford’s links to the fossil fuel industry, arguing that “Oxford must...

Why we should listen to the activists of 2020

"You don’t need to “be an activist” to take action." Matilda Gettins explores why, today more than ever, it is important to reflect on social protest movements.

General Motors’ stake in China’s Electric Vehicle market

"The Chinese government is, on the whole, more committed to the EV transition and they have promising start-ups. I forecast that China’s EV market will continue to lead global demand and there will be a rise of Chinese automakers." Gabriel Ng looks at the future of electric vehicles and General Motors' involvement in a burgeoning Chinese market.

Finn Harries: changing the climate narrative

"How can we tell a new story on the climate crisis that creates a sense of optimism - because we need optimism to tackle this crisis and not fall into apathy and despair."

INEOS’ £100m donation to University criticised by climate groups

There are concerns that in accepting the donation from INEOS, Oxford University is helping ‘clear’ the company’s name, as it is increasingly scrutinised in climate terms.

Supporting right-wing populists linked with climate scepticism, says Oxford study

The study combined the internet browsing history of over 9,000 participants in six countries including the USA and UK with survey data to establish whether there was a link between support for populist parties and climate scepticism.

What does the climate crisis mean for global health?

"It’s clear that the World Health Organisation were right to declare climate change one of the major health challenges of the 21st century."

Final consultations for Zero Emissions Zone

The final consultation period for the Oxford Zero Emissions Zone (ZEZ) launched this past week and remains open until January 17, 2021. Oxfordshire County...

Great Thunberg’s Spitting Image Sketch and the Problem with Political Satire

"Compared to the cutting-edge and culture-shaping Spitting Image of the 80s and 90s, this reboot seems to have taken out its dentures and started sipping the political and environmental crises through a straw."

Food habits must change to meet Paris Climate Agreement, Oxford-led study finds

According to an Oxford-led study published in the journal Science, even if the world significantly reduces its reliance on fossil fuels, it will still...

Student Council votes to ban beef and lamb

A motion mandating the Oxford SU executives to lobby for banning beef and lamb from University-operated canteens and events has passed with a two-thirds...

Greta’s Gap Year: A Catalyst for Change?

"When the term “climate activist” is mentioned, the first person that comes to your mind might be a teenage girl from Stockholm."

Oxford ‘Shoe Strike’ for climate change

A ‘Shoe Strike’ organised by Parents for Future Oxford, in support of youth climate strikes and the future generations who stand to be most impacted by...

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