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 and storage.  

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 six month impact review here

 

Our academics

Our research is by directed by leading academics:

PROF MYLES ALLEN

LEADER, CLIMATE RESEARCH PROGRAMME

Sam Fankhauser

RESEARCH DIRECTOR, OXFORD NET ZERO

DR RADHIKA KHOSLA

DIRECTOR, OXFORD INDIA CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 

PROF CAMERON HEPBURN

DIRECTOR, ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME

 

PROF NATHALIE SEDDON

DIRECTOR, NATURE BASED-SOLUTIONS INITIATIVE

PROF MIKE KENDALL

CHAIR OF GEOPHYSICS, OXFORD EARTH SCIENCES

 

Dr Stephen Smith

OXFORD NET ZERO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

PROF MICHAEL OBERSTEINER

DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE INSTITUTE

 

Prof Lavanya Rajamani

OXFORD INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

 

PROF THOM WETZER

OXFORD LAW AND FINANCE 

PROF JAVIER LEZAUN

DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND SOCIETY

Prof TOM HALE

OXFORD GLOBAL PUBLIC POLICY

 

PROF ROS RICKABY

OXFORD EARTH SCIENCES

Dr Aoife Brophy

JOINT APPOINTEE, SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL & THE SMITH SCHOOL OF ENTERPRISE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Our Fellows

 

Jessica Omukuti

RESEARCH FELLOW ON INCLUSIVE NET ZERO

Kaya Axelsson

POLICY ENGAGEMENT FELLOW | TEAM LEAD

Our Associates

 

Kate Cullen

ASSOCIATE

Charmian Love

CO-FOUNDER & CHAIR AT B LAB UK

ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE, SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Our Web and Outreach Team

Our Web and Outreach Team help socialise our research and solutions across business and policy networks.

 

Tristram Walsh

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE | PRODUCT MANAGEMENT & STRATEGY LEAD

Christian Schroeder de Witt

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE | BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT & PRODUCT LEAD

Benedict Fellows

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Emily Kibbe

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

María Lemos González

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Sophie Littlewood

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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).