Science and technology

BSG Alumni, Science and technology

Germany doesn’t need a Ministry for the Internet

Germany doesn’t need a Ministry for the Internet

The fact that Germany is on the verge of Industry 4.0 is now commonplace knowledge, which a serious economic policy paper cannot ignore – regardless of whatever stripe. After the epoch-making inventions of the steam engine, electricity and the computer the fourth industrial revolution is materialising: digitisation. Nevertheless, the political […]

by × 07 January 2014 ×

BSG Students, Science and technology

Doing It Together

Doing It Together

As the dust settles on the international climate change negotiations in Warsaw, I feel a sense of déjà vu. Hunger strikes, a mass walk-out by civil society, and eventually a last minute deal agreed upon by sleep-deprived delegates after 36 hours of non-stop negotiations. This has become an annual ritual. […]

by × 11 December 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Science and technology

The fight against climate change must link up with the multilateral process

The fight against climate change must link up with the multilateral process

Countries, cities, companies, & civil society can lead the fight against climate change – but they must link up with the multilateral process too Global governance is gridlocked. As the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations makes clear, politicians have every incentive to address narrow, short-term interests, and few reasons […]

by × 29 November 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Science and technology

Did climate change cause the NSW bushfires? Absolutely no, certainly yes.

Did climate change cause the NSW bushfires? Absolutely no, certainly yes.

The last few days have been an uncomfortable experience for me. I’ve found myself doing something that I hadn’t ever expected to do.

by × 27 October 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Science and technology

Dr Adam Ritchie, Lord Robert May, Lord John Krebs, and Prof. David Clary

Science and Public Policy core ends with a panel of experts

Core IV of the Masters in Public Policy (MPP) came to a close last week with a panel on scientific advice to government. We were delighted to welcome three of the UK’s most esteemed scientists, all of whom have practical experience of giving advice to government. Lord Robert May FRS […]

by × 11 March 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Science and technology

Core IV: Science and Public Policy

It’s Friday of week 4, the halfway point of Hilary Term, which means we are also halfway through Core IV: Science and Public Policy.  I’m sure our first cohort of MPP students would agree that the last four weeks have been both exciting and engaging.   Core IV began with […]

by × 08 February 2013 ×