Climate change event: Environment Secretary pledges push for green finance at COP26

Mobilising green finance will be a government priority for COP26 and will take the fight against climate change “to the next level”, according to Environment Secretary George Eustice. 

Exeter graduates ‘on a roll’ to save planet with launch of carbon-negative toilet paper startup

Two Exeter graduates have launched a startup producing the world's first and only carbon-negative toilet roll.

Full lockdowns ‘may be unnecessary’ as study finds voluntary actions played vital role in cutting COVID deaths

Voluntary curbs on movement and travel before governments first imposed national lockdowns helped cut Covid death rates almost as effectively as the lockdown measures themselves, according to a new study.

‘Algorithms 22% more accurate at predicting welfare dependency’

Artificial intelligence is a fifth more accurate at predicting whether individuals are likely to become long-term recipients of benefits.

University of Exeter plays a leading role in latest UK Climate Change Risk Assessment

Action to improve the nation’s resilience is failing to keep pace with the impacts of a warming planet and increasing climate risks facing the UK.

UK climate champion appointed Honorary Professor at University of Exeter Business School

The UK’s High-level Climate Champion for COP26, Nigel Topping, has received an Honorary Professorship from the University of Exeter Business School.

Exeter achieves global top 150 status in influential rankings

The University of Exeter has broken into the top 150 in the QS World University Rankings for the first time.  

International experts provide roadmap to Net Zero ahead of G7 and COP26 summits

A major new report on climate change that draws on the expertise of a leading University of Exeter Business School academic aims to transform the pledges of countries to reach Net Zero into “concrete action plans”.

Exeter’s NetZeroPlus project to form vital part of UK bid to remove greenhouse gases from atmosphere

A project to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere will be crucial to the UK’s bid to reach Net Zero by 2050 – and is set to spark the biggest change in land use since the Second World War.

University of Exeter Business School’s Professor Ian Bateman elected to US National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences has elected Exeter's Professor Ian Bateman a life-time International Member for his distinguished achievements in original research.

‘Ecosystem measure’ designed to address shortcomings of GDP approved by United Nations

A new way of measuring economic growth that reveals the enormous value of the natural world has been officially approved by the United Nations.

Political beliefs shape whether we notice social inequality, study finds

Those on the left of the political spectrum in the UK and US are more likely to notice social inequality, but only when it affects typically disadvantaged groups.

Food safety could be transformed by sharing commercially sensitive information in ‘data trust framework’

Tracing contaminated food, incorrect labelling and food fraud are among the problems that could be tackled by 'data trust framework' technology, according to a new report.

Take care when measuring biodiversity or risk ‘misguiding policy’, experts warn

Greater care needs to be taken when measuring the success of public spending on biodiversity to avoid ‘misguiding policy and spending’, leading researchers have warned.

Infant mortality rate higher among pregnant women exposed to natural disasters

The babies of young mothers exposed to natural disasters in the womb are more likely to die or be smaller at birth, as researchers warn the climate crisis increases the likelihood of extreme weather events.

Business School academic to take part in Annual Science Lecture panel

Environmental economist Professor Ian Bateman OBE will be part of an expert panel discussion this week at the Natural History Museum’s Annual Science Lecture 2021.

Experts offer roadmap for Biden administration to calculate social cost of carbon in new analysis

The Biden administration should reinstate the estimated economic cost of CO2 emitted to $50 a ton, a group of leading researchers has said.

Social distancing over 50% more likely among highest earners, study finds

The highest earners in the US are much more likely to engage in social distancing, mask wearing, hand-washing and other protective measures against COVID-19, a new study has found.

Business School offers research-led solutions to global challenges in Exeter Expertise blog

The University of Exeter Business School has launched a new blog offering research-led practical advice and know-how that will help businesses and organisations tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

Exeter research receives global recognition

Research conducted by University of Exeter experts has been recognised among the most shared and discussed of 2020.

Deforestation only ‘displaced’ under community monitoring schemes

Community-led monitoring of deforestation might not reduce forest use overall, but merely displace it to unmonitored areas, a new study finds.