innovation for net zero

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. There will also be the need to create novel consumer offerings, new business models, and most importantly, new policy, regulation and market design.

Companies that align their business strategies with climate science are best- placed to thrive as the global economy transitions to a net-zero future by 2050. In addition to demonstrating moral leadership, implementing net-zero related measures catalyzes competitive advantages by driving innovation, boosting brand reputation, enhancing investor confidence and increasing resilience to future regulatory changes.

Transformative targets such as net-zero emissions can spark opportunities for innovation within an organization, release creative thinking and enable employees to challenge the status quo. 

 

Companies that align their business strategies with climate science are best- placed to thrive as the global economy transitions to a net-zero future by 2050.

ggr removal technologies

There are various types of Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) technologies which recapture already emitted greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and ocean.

Nature-based Solutions

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

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 of a range of actors as well as a range of views, including those relating climate justice.

Green Recovery and Resilience

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. 

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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