Innovation for Net Zero

Find key updates and research on interventions for mitigating the climate and nature crisis.

 

 

 

Image of engineer repairing solar-powered street lamp in Tinginaput, India. Photo © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development

Why Innovation For Net Zero

To meet the Net Zero target, unprecedented innovation will be required across the economy. Innovation will not only include inventing new technologies, but also new ways of deploying existing technologies. 

Greenhouse gas removal

Any greenhouse gas emissions that continue past the global net zero target date of mid-century will have to be removed from the atmosphere. Read about the latest innovation in Greenhouse Gas Removal here.

Nature Based solutions

Preserving and restoring nature is at the heart of any credible pathway for achieving net zero, especially as climate change threatens existing natural greenhouse gas sinks. Read here about the latest innovation in nature based solutions. 

Business for Net Zero

This page provides resources for businesses seeking to develop their own net zero business plans and to contribute to the wider effort to mitigate the climate crisis by identifying the solutions, risks and opportunities for achieving net zero in each sector.

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

Oxford launches revised Offsetting Principles
Oxford launches revised Offsetting Principles

As part of their net zero strategies, many companies, organisations, cities, regions and financial institutions are relying on voluntary carbon credits to offset their residual emissions. But evidence continues to cast doubt on the integrity of ... Read more

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