NET ZERO FOR MY BUSINESS

Net Zero: A global business target 

Net zero for your business means achieving a state in which activities in your value chain result in no net impact on the climate. This means rapidly reducing emissions in line with science-based pathways, and balancing any remaining emissions with carbon removals.

Around 40% of the world’s annual GDP now derives from nations and regions that are discussing or have set legislative net zero emissions targets, to be achieved by 2050 at the latest. While changes associated with a transition to a lower-carbon economy present significant risk, they also create significant opportunities for organisations focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions.

By pledging a target publicly, businesses can inspire climate action elsewhere even at the level of national governments, signal meaningful climate leadership to their consumers and the public, and hold themselves accountable to achieving a clear science-based target. In general, minimum agreed upon criteria for pledges demand they cover all gasses and all activities and scopes, as data allows; reach net zero by 2050 (or sooner for capacity and equity reasons); set interim targets; outline immediate action.

Of course, pledging a target is only a first step in the race to net zero. We at Net Zero Climate provide vetted, scientifically credible tools, reports, and frameworks to help measure emissions baselines, set, and announce a new net zero pledge, develop a net zero business plan, publish your business’ progress and form partnerships to enable businesses to go to net zero together.

 

At your fingertips: A free, interactive online library of the latest available tools, interventions, and best practices for achieving net zero for your business.

Net Zero Pledge For Businesses

Find resources for pledging a net zero target.

Net Zero Tools for Businesses

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NET ZERO business CHECKLIST

This page offers helpful guidance for businesses at every step of the race to net zero.  

News and Events

Oxford Net Zero report assesses the voluntary standards landscape
Oxford Net Zero report assesses the voluntary standards landscape

Oxford Net Zero’s Engagement Team have released a new report today, comprehensively assessing guidance for net zero across 37 different guidance documents, disclosure instruments and assessment frameworks. The team developed more than sixty ... Read more

Job Opening at ONZ: Youth Climate Training Assistant
Job Opening at ONZ: Youth Climate Training Assistant

The Oxford Net Zero Engagement Team (based at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment) is looking for a motivated individual to support the team 8 hours a week for 12 weeks (96 hours in total) in the second delivery of the Youth ... Read more

Onshore geological carbon storage has potential in the UK, but key knowledge and regulatory gaps remain – ONZ report
Onshore geological carbon storage has potential in the UK, but key knowledge and regulatory gaps remain – ONZ report

A new report by a team of Oxford Net Zero researchers reviews the current state of knowledge on onshore geological carbon storage (GCS) and its feasibility in the UK. Read more

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