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Oxford threatens disaffiliation from institutions financing fossil fuels

A group of 21 UK universities stated, in a joint statement released on 15 February, that they would cut ties with their financial providers unless they stopped financing new fossil fuel projects.

Crops, Commoning and Colonialism: Lessons from the Oxford Real Farming Conference

For anyone strolling around Oxford over the 4th to 5th of January, make no mistake: the abundance of tweed-clad range-roverists had nothing to do...

Oxford research finds financial sector unprepared for climate lawsuits

Research by the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme (SLP) found that investors and regulators have seriously overlooked the risk of potential climate lawsuits.

Green Templeton College demolition plans draw criticism

At a meeting of Oxford City Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday 23 January, Green Templeton College was granted approval to demolish its Richard Doll building in order to build new and environmentally friendly student accommodation for 51 graduate students. This approval was granted despite objections from the Oxford Architectural and History Society and the Thames Valley Police.

Driving Towards a Sustainable Future

"As we move into an era defined by environmental consciousness and global responsibility, Formula 1 must turn its focus towards a more sustainable future."

UN Report featuring Oxford analysis finds trillions in hidden costs of agrifood systems

A new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report based on Oxford research has found that hidden social, environmental and health costs from...

Why We Might Not Beat Climate Change

"The only rational response to this two-headed paradox may be doomerism"

Just Stop Oil: help or hindrance?

"...one must consider the cause of these protests and the extent of the climate breakdown that we may soon be facing."

Extinction Rebellion protests outside University’s STEM Careers Fair

Students alongside members of Extinction Rebellion (XR) Oxford gathered outside the Examination Schools to protest the University’s invitation to Equinor to set-up at its...

Sunak’s rollback on climate and the economy

The unanimous agreement of industry is striking: while they might normally be reluctant to directly criticise government policy, the automotive industry has been almost unified in its dismay.

St Hugh’s and Oriel score 0 on latest sustainability ranking

The Climate League of Oxford and Cambridge (CLOC) has just released its 2023 ranking of Oxford colleges. St Hugh’s and Oriel are the worst...

Wadham wins national Climate Quiz

Wadham College has been crowned the champion of the National Union of Students’s Feburary Big Climate Quiz. The quiz was part of the sustainability...

Just Stop Oil activist who threw soup at Van Gogh painting gives talk at Earth Sciences Department

The Oxford University Earth Sciences Department hosted Just Stop Oil activist Phoebe Plummer for a speaker event last Thursday, entitled ‘How To Just Stop...

Project launched to power Oxfordshire’s emergency vehicles with hydrogen

In a move away from fossil fuels, the project is working to create a way for emergency vehicles to be powered by hydrogen. 

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