About Us – Oxford Net Zero

Oxford Net Zero is an interdisciplinary research initiative based in the University of Oxford’s fifteen years of research on climate neutrality.  Our research fellows recruited from partner institutions from around the world are working to track progress, align standards and inform effective solutions in climate science, law, policy, economics, clean energy, transport, land and food systems and Greenhouse Gas Removal.  

Our aim is to address the issue of how we limit the cumulative net total CO2 in the atmosphere, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, while acknowledging that it is now inevitable that more CO2 will be generated from energy, industry and land-use change than our goals allow.

Our mission is to inform effective and ambitious climate action among those setting net zero targets in institutions and governments across the globe. Oxford coordinates with other academic institutions and research hubs around the world to undertake a series of engagement exercises with publics and with key stakeholders in policy, industry and civil society/ climate action circles. We are engaging net zero committers through principles and policies, practical tools, and progress tracking. 

Read our 1 year impact review (PDF).

For general enquiries, contact netzero@ouce.ox.ac.uk

For media enquiries, contact george.hope@ouce.ox.ac.uk   

Our DIRECTors

PROF MYLES ALLEN

DIRECTOR, OXFORD NET ZERO

 

PROF Sam Fankhauser

RESEARCH DIRECTOR, OXFORD NET ZERO

Dr Steve Smith

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OXFORD NET ZERO

 

Our CO-Investigators

Dr Aoife Brophy

LECTURER IN INNOVATION AND ENTERPRISE

PROF TOM HALE

PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL PUBLIC POLICY

 

PROF CAMERON HEPBURN

PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

 

PROF MIKE KENDALL

PROFESSOR OF GEOPHYSICS

 

DR RADHIKA KHOSLA

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

dr JAVIER LEZAUN

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

PROF MICHAEL OBERSTEINER

DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE INSTITUTE

 

Prof Lavanya Rajamani

PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

 

PROF ROS RICKABY

PROFESSOR OF BIOGEOCHEMISTRY

PROF NATHALIE SEDDON

PROFESSOR OF BIODIVERSITY

DR THOM WETZER

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW AND FINANCE 

Our Fellows & RESEARCHERS

 

Kaya Axelsson

POLICY ENGAGEMENT FELLOW | ENGAGEMENT TEAM LEAD

DR CONOR HICKEY

RESEARCH FELLOW IN SCENARIOS AND BUSINESS MODELS FOR THE TRANSITION TO NET ZERO

Dr Tom Kettlety

RESEARCH FELLOW IN GEOLOGICAL CARBON STORAGE

 

DR SARA NAWAZ

RESEARCH FELLOW IN GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC ACCEPTABILITY OF OCEAN CARBON STORAGE

alexis mcgivern

NET ZERO STANDARDS MANAGER

DR Jessica Omukuti

RESEARCH FELLOW ON INCLUSIVE NET ZERO

DR ALINE SOTERRONI

RESEARCH FELLOW ON NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS

saskia straub

RESEARCH ASSISTANT ON NET ZERO BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

DR JOSE MARIA VALENZUELA

RESEARCH FELLOW ON GOVERNANCE AND STANDARDS FOR CARBON NEUTRALITY

 

Our Associates

 

DR STEVE HATFIELD-DODDS

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

TIM KRUGER

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

CHARMIAN LOVE

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

mirte boot

ASSOCIATE

Kate Cullen

ASSOCIATE

Camilla hyslop

ASSOCIATE | DATA LEAD FOR THE NET ZERO TRACKER

jimmy jia

ASSOCIATE

STUART JENKINS

RESEARCH FELLOW IN PHYSICAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUPPLY-SIDE MITIGATION POLICY  

DR DONGHYUN LEE

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE ON THE CARBON CYCLE IN THE NET ZERO TRANSITION

ELI MITCHELL-LARSON

ASSOCIATE

TRISTRAM WALSH

ASSOCIATE

jessica zionts

ASSOCIATE

Our PROGRAMME Team

Our programme team ensures the smooth day-to-day delivery of the programme and associated communications.

CATH IBBOTSON

PROGRAMME MANAGER

GEORGE HOPE

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

HEATHER WALLER

ADMINISTRATOR AND PA TO PROF MYLES ALLEN

This platform also benefits from support from Climate Works and the UKRI, the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (the 4C and Negem projects), and the University of Oxford’s Strategic Research Fund (SRF).