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Oxford Colleges reject student-led climate rankings

"The majority of Oxford and Cambridge colleges received the lowest 'U' grade in climate rankings published by the student-led group Climate League of Oxford and Cambridge. Anvee Bhutani, Oxford SU President, summarised on Twitter: 'Oxford colleges overwhelmingly fail'."

Oxford researchers work alongside Tesco to increase plant-based meals

The Programme’s senior researcher, Dr Brian Cook...suggests that simply increasing the availability of plant-based alternatives could nudge consumers away from meat-based meals. He emphasises the role that supermarkets like Tesco should play in pushing this transition.

Bitcoin, climate change and social justice

At the time of writing, the price of a single Bitcoin is £24,208, having dropped more than £20k in value and counting from its...

Will Biden’s Climate Summit Succeed?

By organising the virtual climate summit in April, Joe Biden didn’t fail to address one of his most important campaign promises, which is to...

Oxford: a fossil fool?

"In less than 10 years, the climate crisis will cause an additional 250 000 deaths per year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Over a third of these will be due to childhood undernutrition. If the university wishes to remain at all consistent, it must stop accepting funding from fossil fuel companies." In the wake of the OCJC Report, Matilda Gettins argues against the monetary relationship between Oxford University and fossil fuel companies.

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.

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...

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...

Air pollution rises in Oxford for the first time since 2011

Oxford has seen its first increase in air pollution levels since 2011, according to a report published by Oxford City Council. The report attributes...

Cambridge lawn destroyed by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion members destroyed part of the Trinity College lawn in Cambridge on Monday. The activists were digging up the lawn in protest against...

Students show their love for the climate

Last Friday, February 14, more than 100 school students gathered in Bonn Square as part of Oxford’s latest climate strike. Taking place on Valentine’s...

Colleges show support for St John’s divestment

A number of Oxford colleges have expressed solidarity with protestors campaigning for “direct action for divestment” at St John’s College. Two weeks ago,...

Oxford’s Divestment Shame

There is a certain irony in studying, researching, or teaching at Oxford, one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education. This irony manifests itself especially...

Oxford Climate Society kick-start ‘Climate in the Curriculum’ campaign

Oxford Climate Society (OCS) have intensified their push for the University to mandatorily put climate on the curriculum, stepping up interactions with the University...

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