Things tagged 'sustainability'
The current model of economic growth generated unprecedented increases in human wealth and prosperity during the 19th and 20th centuries. [...]
The frequency of intense natural disasters (defined here as events triggered by hazards of nature and causing at least 100 [...]
“Our atmosphere is one of the great global commons, and we use it collectively as a sewer.” says Cameron Hepburn from the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. He says climate change remains “the mother of all problems,” and it’s vital we continue to work together for clean and affordable solutions. […]
The new Christopher Nolan sci-fi epic Interstellar that depicts the earth on the verge of environmental catastrophe, with a blight wiping out most of the planet’s crops and causing ominous dust storms, might have served as inspiration for US president Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping who have surprisingly agreed on a long-term plan to curb CO2 […]
IdeasLab Presentation at the 8th Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin – World Economic Forum
Oxford Martin School academics lead IdeasLab at World Economic Forum’s ‘Summer Davos’. Four Oxford Martin School academics conducted a lively interactive presentation at the World Economic Forum’s 8th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, held in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, from 10-12 September 2014. Led by the School’s Director Professor Ian Goldin, they asked: What […]
Heavier and more frequent rains are likely to lash the Philippines in the years ahead, according to a joint study by scholars from Oxford University, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS). The study’s authors are the ADB’s Vinod Thomas, PIDS’ Jose Ramon Albert, and Oxford’s Cameron Hepburn. ….. […]