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Prof Charlotte Williams elected to Royal Society

Professor Charlotte Williams, Lead Researcher on the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastics, is among six University of Oxford Academics to have joined the Royal Society as Fellows.
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists, living and working in the UK and the Commonwealth, and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Each member has been selected for their outstanding contributions to their scientific field.

Thirty years of UK climate mitigation

In April 1989, the UK Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, convened a full cabinet meeting on climate change addressed by leading scientists. The presentation on mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions was made by the Head of the Energy Technology Support Unit (ETSU), Ken Currie. It identified the key potential options for mitigation by 2020.

Evaluation in a time of emergency

If the ‘climate emergency’ is to be taken seriously, there is a pressing urgency to make progress. But the fact remains that progress also needs to be measured and demonstrated – and there are many important lessons to learn. Doing such evaluation takes time, of course, so there is a tension at the heart of the climate emergency: how to move more quickly, but also be reasonably sure that the moves are the right ones?  Go here to read the full article here.

Global Alliance of Universities on Climate

The Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC) is delighted to invite nominations for presentations at a special virtual event on ‘Pathways to net zero emissions and carbon/climate neutrality’, to be held on 29 and 30 June 2021.

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