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"Welcome to the School of Geography and Environment, a vibrant community of agenda-setting researchers, teachers, students and administrators."
Professor Giles Wiggs, Head of School

We are one of the world's most successful university geography departments, internationally recognised for the quality of our research and our teaching. In addition to the department, the School also hosts three globally-renowned research centres, and leads several cross-university research networks. We are proud of the wide range of partners with whom we collaborate across the world, and of our significant contributions to advances in social and environmental policy-making.

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19/01/23 19 January 2023 -
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CO2 removal is essential, along with emissions' cuts, to limit global warming - reportCarbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) from the atmosphere is crucial to limit global warming, in addition to rapid cuts to emissions - that is the stark conclusion of today's first Oxford-led State of Carbon Dioxide Removal report. More than 20 global CDR experts, led by Dr Steve Smith, from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, came together to deliver the blunt findings.
16/01/23 16 January 2023 -
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What's next for the anti-Nato left after Ukraine?When Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February 2022, much of the political left across the western world were faced with a dilemma. In an article for The Conversation, Dr Ian Klinke explores the unpalatable choice facing the anti-Nato left: either to back a state propped up by Nato or to end up excusing a war of aggression.
12/01/23 12 January 2023 -
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International trade and world economies exposed to multi-billion-dollar climate risk to ports - Oxford studyNearly nine in ten major ports globally are exposed to damaging climate hazards, resulting in escalating economic impacts on global trade, according to new research from the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute (ECI).

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Our Research Centres

In addition to world leading education and research in the School, we host three internationally recognised research centres and lead cross-university initiatives and collaborative networks.

  • Environmental Change Institute

    Environmental Change Institute

    The ECI is an interdisciplinary institute for research on the complex processes of global environmental change, the exploration of sustainable solutions, and the promotion of change for the better through partnership and education. Find out more

  • Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

    Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

    The SSEE is enabling business and governments to address the global energy, environment and sustainable development challenges of the 21st century. Find out more

  • Transport Studies Unit

    Transport Studies Unit

    The Transport Studies Unit seeks to advance innovative approaches to the study of 'transport futures' over time and space. Find out more

Our Research Networks

  • Oxford Networks for the Environment

    Oxford Networks for the Environment

    The Oxford Networks for the Environment mobilise the University's expertise to find solutions to the complex, converging challenges of energy, water, food security, climate change, and threats to biodiversity. Find out more

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