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. 

News and Events

The Race to Zero strengthens and clarifies campaign criteria with support of Oxford Net Zero
The Race to Zero strengthens and clarifies campaign criteria with support of Oxford Net Zero

The Race to Zero strengthens and clarifies campaign criteria Originally posted on the Race to Zero site by climate champions | APRIL 29, 2021 As net zero commitments proliferate, the refined criteria outline the minimum standard for initiatives ... Read more

Developing countries need to chart their own course to net zero emissions
Developing countries need to chart their own course to net zero emissions

By Navroz K. Dubash, Harald Winkler, and Lavanya Rajamani Originally published on The Conversation, 5 May 2021. Translating complex climate science into language people understand has always been difficult. At various times, the aim of different Read more

Oxford Net Zero to Co-host a Climate Neutrality Forum: Register Your Interest
Oxford Net Zero to Co-host a Climate Neutrality Forum: Register Your Interest

Bringing together leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners working on achieving climate neutrality, the meeting will take place simultaneously at three hubs – Berlin, Milan and Oxford – linked together to create a blended event that ... Read more

Majority of Americans Covered by a Net Zero Target: Policy Opportunity for the Biden Administration
Majority of Americans Covered by a Net Zero Target: Policy Opportunity for the Biden Administration

Climate policy in the United States is at an inflection point. A new Oxford Net Zero report demonstrates that for the first time, a majority of Americans live in a jurisdiction with a net zero emissions target. Furthermore, US companies ... Read more

Oxford Net Zero Is Recruiting Fellows!
Oxford Net Zero Is Recruiting Fellows!

We are delighted to announce several new roles as part of the new Oxford Net Zero Initiative. The University is investing £2.2m in this transformative new programme, bringing together its world-leading expertise across Geography, Physics, ... Read more

COP26 Universities Network Briefing on Carbon Offsetting
COP26 Universities Network Briefing on Carbon Offsetting

How can carbon offsetting help UK further and higher education institutions achieve net zero emissions? Download the Briefing Paper There are a range of views on the use of carbon offsetting among academics, higher and further education ... Read more

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Stephen Smith, Exec Director of @OxfordNetZero, told @guardiannews that while carbon offsetting has a role to play in tackling climate change, companies must first 'address their own carbon footprint directly.' https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/05/reducing-emissions-should-be-airlines-first-priority-not-buying-carbon-offsets

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