The world has a goal to reach net zero emissions. Our platform, informed by leading climate researchers, brings together principles and policies, practical tools, and progress tracking to help businesses and policymakers achieve that goal.

Principles & Policies

PrACTICAL TOOLS

PROGRESS TRACKING

How to set a net zero target

As net zero targets are being set, questions arise about how current net zero targets align. We present criteria based on a summary of current practices, identifying areas of convergence and divergence.

tools for setting and achieving a net zero target

Browse our library of the most relevant tools helping institutions of all kinds set and achieve their net zero targets.

GLOBAL NET ZERO STOCKTAKE

For an understanding of progress to net zero, read the first systematic review of net zero commitments by countries, sub-national governments, and major corporations around the globe. 

The world has a goal to reach net zero emissions.

Our platform brings together principles and policies, practical tools, and progress tracking to help achieve that goal.

PRINCIPLES & POLICIES

How to set a net zero target

As net zero targets are being set, questions arise about how current net zero targets align. We present criteria based on a summary of current practices, identifying areas of convergence and divergence.

Practical Tools

tools for setting and achieving a net zero target

Browse our library of the most relevant tools helping institutions of all kinds set and achieve their net zero targets.

PROGRESS TRACKING

Global Net Zero Stocktake

For an understanding of progress to net zero, read the first systematic review of net zero commitments by countries, sub-national governments, and major corporations around the globe. 

Greenhouse gas removal for a net zero world

There are various types of Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) technologies which recapture already emitted greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and ocean.

Nature-Based Solutions for a net zero world

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) involve working with and enhancing nature to achieve multiple benefits for people, including removing CO2 from the air, and aiding adaptation  to climate change.

Equity and Inclusion for a net zero world

Pathways to achieving global net zero emissions must be framed by questions of equity and justice. A just transition to a net zero future needs to be inclusive not just of a range of actors, and their priorities, but also of a range of views, including in particular those relating to moral and ethical arguments on climate justice.

GREEN Recovery FROM COVID-19 for a net zero world

A green recovery from COVID-19 could accelerate GDP growth in the immediate future, establish new industries and jobs for the coming decade, and deliver a sustainable climate for the next century. 

Upcoming Events

Carbon Takeback: applying the principles of ‘producer responsibility’ to the fossil fuel industry
Carbon Takeback: applying the principles of ‘producer responsibility’ to the fossil fuel industry

Event date: November 9, 2021

Learn about how a Carbon Takeback Obligation can end fossil fuel’s contribution to global warming at Oxford Net Zero’s panel discussion: Carbon Takeback: Applying the principles of ‘producer responsibility’ to the fossil fuel industry.  Tuesday ... Read more

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Governing Net Zero: the Conveyor Belt
Governing Net Zero: the Conveyor Belt

Download the policy memo. In this policy memo, Thomas Hale, Associate Professor in Global Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and co-investigator at Oxford Net Zero, outlines what the next steps for an effective net zero ... Read more

Oxford Net Zero to launch global online course on net zero for public servants
Oxford Net Zero to launch global online course on net zero for public servants

We are delighted to announce that Oxford Net Zero will be developing a net zero online course for public servants, in collaboration with Apolitical and The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. The interactive ... Read more

“1.5 °C by 2100” in the draft decision text
“1.5 °C by 2100” in the draft decision text

By Professor Myles Allen, University of Oxford and Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 1, Framing and Context, IPCC Special Report on 1.5 °C, 2018 As one of the relevant Coordinating Lead Authors on the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C (SR15), I was ... Read more

A special message from Prof Myles Allen to the school strikers at COP26
A special message from Prof Myles Allen to the school strikers at COP26

Professor Myles Allen, Director of Oxford Net Zero, has delivered a special message to the school strikers at COP26. You can read his letter to the school strikers in The ... Read more

Coldplay to use Oxford Offsetting Principles for unavoidable tour emissions
Coldplay to use Oxford Offsetting Principles for unavoidable tour emissions

Global British band Coldplay have pledged to drawdown any unavoidable emissions of their upcoming tour according to the Oxford Principles for Net-Zero Aligned Carbon Offsetting. Coldplay said: “We pledge to make our upcoming Music Of The ... Read more

UK Net Zero Strategy: Oxford Net Zero academics respond
UK Net Zero Strategy: Oxford Net Zero academics respond

The government has today (19 October) released its Net Zero Strategy, setting out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet the UK’s net zero target by 2050. Our academic experts at Oxford Net Zero have been ... Read more

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It is only “quite recently” that the discussion around #NatureBasedSolutions has shifted more towards using them to mitigate climate change.

Our prof @NathalieSeddon of @NatureBasedSols spoke to @CarbonBrief for their Q&A on NbS for climate change.

https://www.carbonbrief.org/qa-can-nature-based-solutions-help-address-climate-change

'The promise and pitfalls of nature-based solutions'

Our Prof @NathalieSeddon of @NatureBasedSols speaks at this @imperialcollege @SSCP_DTP seminar

📅 TODAY, 4-5pm

Register:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/changing-planet-seminar-nature-based-solutions-prof-nathalie-seddon-tickets-213710863947?mc_cid=267d954758&mc_eid=605009f38d

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