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

New UK Data: Find Climate Opinions in your Local Community on this Map
New UK Data: Find Climate Opinions in your Local Community on this Map

This map describes estimates of public opinion on climate change and policy support by NUTS 3 regions in the United Kingdom. The estimates were generated from statistical models that incorporate survey data from the European Values Survey ... 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

Launched: ICC SME Climate Hub – Action Tools for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Launched: ICC SME Climate Hub – Action Tools for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

The SME Climate Hub has joined forces with Oxford University to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with tools and resources to help them take climate action. Ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement signing, the freely ... Read more

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SMEs need #ClimateAction, and climate action needs #SMEs!💚🌍
We recognize that change does not come easy. That's why we have partnered with @OxfordNetZero to offer tools and resources to help your business in its journey to #netzero. Visit https://smeclimatehub.org & start today!

No country – whether rich or poor – is immune from the health impacts of worsening climate change

https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/no-country-whether-rich-or-poor-is-immune-from-the-health-impacts-of-worsening-climate-change-report/ @oxmartinschool @LancetCountdown

The one, most central point of convergence of climate experts and corporate climate leadership advocates? 'Act now.'

https://www.netzeroclimate.org/policies-for-net-zero/net-zero-pledge-minimum-criteria-checklist/proceed/ #ClimateChange #RaceToZero #COP26

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