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Nathan Oxley

Impact Communications and Engagement Officer



System Change Hive

The System Change HIVE will explore and communicate visions of better lives to inform public thinking and work towards fairer systems that safeguard life-support systems and prioritise well-being and justice.


Future Agricultures Consortium

Future Agricultures is a network of researchers on agriculture and food policy in Africa, formed of more than 100 people working in 12 countries across Africa and in Europe.


The Rapid Transition Alliance

The climate is changing faster than we are. The danger of triggering irreversible environmental damage that spirals, feeding off itself, means that winning too slowly is the same as losing. That’s why rapid, transformative changes are called for to prevent climate breakdown and create the...



Risky business: five questions for the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report is now published, and as you might expect, concerns about climate change and ecological collapse are strongly featured. Based on the views of 750 ‘global experts and decision makers’, along with facts, figures and projections from various...

22 January 2020


Why embracing uncertainty could help us to face the future

If the first few weeks of 2020 are anything to go by, this year looks set to be a turbulent one. Wildfires in Australia have caused devastation. Indonesia is shocked by severe flooding in its capital. The latest chapter in conflict in the Middle East threatens to escalate, but nobody knows what...

21 January 2020


Nathan Oxley’s recent work


Bibliography of 50 years of research on pastoralism

IDS has published a new overview of its research on pastoralism, drawing on work from the last 50 years. The bibliography, compiled by Prof Ian Scoones with assistance from Linda Pappagallo of the PASTRES programme, is available as an online ‘flipbook’ or as a free PDF download. Pastoralism...

19 March 2020


Fifty years of research on pastoralism at IDS

Despite great efforts made to agree global goals for development, the world continues to be an uncertain, challenging environment for many people. This is true in some of the most challenging, marginal environments, where food and livelihoods rely on pastoralism – a way of life that revolves...

30 January 2020


Call for Session Proposals: Contested Natures – Pollen Conference 2020

The Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) Third Biennial Conference will be held in Brighton, United Kingdom on 24-26 June 2020 on the theme of Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration. The organisers have issued a call for proposals for themed sessions in a variety of both...

7 August 2019

Past Event

The Politics of Uncertainty – Practical Challenges for Transformative Action

This international academic symposium, held at the Institute of Development Studies, will explore the theme of uncertainty – the STEPS Centre’s theme for 2019. About the symposium Thinking across diverse domains – from finance, to climate, to migration, to disease, to innovation, to...

From 3 July 2019 until 5 July 2019