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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE CLIMATE NEUTRALITY FORUM
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE CLIMATE NEUTRALITY FORUM

Event date: September 8, 2021

Bringing together leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners working on achieving climate neutrality, the meeting will take place simultaneously at four hubs – Berlin, Milan, Brussels and Oxford – linked together to create a blended ... Read more

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Coldplay to use Oxford Offsetting Principles for unavoidable tour emissions
Coldplay to use Oxford Offsetting Principles for unavoidable tour emissions

Global British band Coldplay have pledged to drawdown any unavoidable emissions of their upcoming tour according to the Oxford Principles for Net-Zero Aligned Carbon Offsetting. Coldplay said: “We pledge to make our upcoming Music Of The ... Read more

UK Net Zero Strategy: Oxford Net Zero academics respond
UK Net Zero Strategy: Oxford Net Zero academics respond

The government has today (19 October) released its Net Zero Strategy, setting out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet the UK’s net zero target by 2050. Our academic experts at Oxford Net Zero have been ... Read more

CO2 removal is essential to achieving net zero
CO2 removal is essential to achieving net zero

By Dr Steve Smith, originally published by University of Oxford news on 23 September 2021. Photo: Climeworks. The Orca plant in Iceland. Dr Steve Smith is executive director of the Oxford Net Zero Initiative and the CO2RE hub, which is focussed ... Read more

Oxford Net Zero to Co-host a Climate Neutrality Forum: Register Your Interest
Oxford Net Zero to Co-host a Climate Neutrality Forum: Register Your Interest

Bringing together leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners working on achieving climate neutrality, the meeting will take place simultaneously at four hubs – Berlin, Milan, Brussels and Oxford – linked together to create a blended ... Read more

Getting net zero right, a tool kit.
Getting net zero right, a tool kit.

The term ‘net zero’ and the practical application of the frame for individual entities has been subject to fierce debate and contention in the last weeks and months. The science is clear that we must get our world to a state of net ... Read more

Climate change: what G7 leaders could have said – but didn’t
Climate change: what G7 leaders could have said – but didn’t

By Myles Allen. Originally published on The Conversation, 15 June 2021. Featured image: /Getty The four-day G7 summit in Cornwall ended with little cause for celebration from anyone worried about climate change. Most of the pledges that emerged ... Read more

Carbon dioxide lasts for centuries – so should carbon offsets
Carbon dioxide lasts for centuries – so should carbon offsets

By Tim Kruger. Originally published on The Conversation, 4 June 2021. Featured image: Christian Roberts-Olsen/Shutterstock Carbon dioxide, once emitted into the atmosphere, stays there for hundreds of years. When someone uses an offset to ... Read more

Professor Myles Allen on BBC Radio on taking the ‘net’ in net zero seriously
Professor Myles Allen on BBC Radio on taking the ‘net’ in net zero seriously

Myles Allen argues it is irresponsible not to take the “net” in “net zero” seriously, because we need to stop climate change before the world stops using fossil fuels. Offsetting emissions with forestry or other nature-based solutions can help, ... Read more

The Race to Zero strengthens and clarifies campaign criteria with support of Oxford Net Zero
The Race to Zero strengthens and clarifies campaign criteria with support of Oxford Net Zero

Originally posted on the Race to Zero site by climate champions | APRIL 29, 2021 As net zero commitments proliferate, the refined criteria outline the minimum standard for initiatives of businesses, investors, cities, regions and universities ... Read more

Developing countries need to chart their own course to net zero emissions
Developing countries need to chart their own course to net zero emissions

By Navroz K. Dubash, Harald Winkler, and Lavanya Rajamani. Originally published on The Conversation, 5 May 2021. Translating complex climate science into language people understand has always been difficult. At various times, the aim of ... Read more

Majority of Americans Covered by a Net Zero Target: Policy Opportunity for the Biden Administration
Majority of Americans Covered by a Net Zero Target: Policy Opportunity for the Biden Administration

Climate policy in the United States is at an inflection point. A new Oxford Net Zero report demonstrates that for the first time, a majority of Americans live in a jurisdiction with a net zero emissions target. Furthermore, US companies ... Read more

Oxford Net Zero Is Recruiting Fellows!
Oxford Net Zero Is Recruiting Fellows!

We are delighted to announce several new roles as part of the new Oxford Net Zero Initiative. The University is investing £2.2m in this transformative new programme, bringing together its world-leading expertise across Geography, Physics, ... Read more

COP26 Universities Network Briefing on Carbon Offsetting
COP26 Universities Network Briefing on Carbon Offsetting

How can carbon offsetting help UK further and higher education institutions achieve net zero emissions? Download the Briefing Paper There are a range of views on the use of carbon offsetting among academics, higher and further education ... Read more

Launched: ICC SME Climate Hub – Action Tools for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Launched: ICC SME Climate Hub – Action Tools for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

The SME Climate Hub has joined forces with Oxford University to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with tools and resources to help them take climate action. Ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement signing, the freely ... Read more

Oxford Net Zero: Understanding What It Will Take to Halt Global Warming
Oxford Net Zero: Understanding What It Will Take to Halt Global Warming

With Joe Biden in the White House, 2021 could be the year the world embraces net zero: but universities still have work to do to turn a trendy phrase into meaningful action to halt the climate crisis. If it weren’t for Covid-19, the annual UN ... Read more

Net zero emissions targets are everywhere – we need to sort the genuine from the greenwash
Net zero emissions targets are everywhere – we need to sort the genuine from the greenwash

By Steve Smith and Tim Kruger. Originally published on The Conversation, 4 June 2021. Featured image: Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock The last 12 months have been marked by the misery of the pandemic and the accompanying economic contraction. But ... Read more

Fossil Fuel Companies Know How To Stop Global Warming. Why Don’t They? – Myles Allen
Fossil Fuel Companies Know How To Stop Global Warming. Why Don’t They? – Myles Allen

Oxford University climate science scholar Myles Allen presented this Ted Talk at Countdown: a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The fossil fuel industry knows how to stop global warming, but they’re waiting ... Read more

Oxford Launches New Principles for Credible Carbon Offsetting
Oxford Launches New Principles for Credible Carbon Offsetting

The University of Oxford has launched new principles for credible carbon offsetting to provide guidelines to help ensure offsetting actually helps to achieve a net zero society. Carbon offsetting is a widespread tool in efforts to achieve net ... Read more

Five Tough Questions To Ask About Reaching Net Zero Climate Targets
Five Tough Questions To Ask About Reaching Net Zero Climate Targets

The groundswell of net zero targets good news for the Paris Agreement [...] Ultimately, however, the atmosphere responds to outcomes, not announcements. The truth is that significant uncertainty surrounds the outcomes of these targets. Anyone ... Read more

Conference of Parties Delayed To 2021 – Informal Dialogues To Be Held November 2020
Conference of Parties Delayed To 2021 – Informal Dialogues To Be Held November 2020

On the same week when nations around the world would have come together to negotiate climate ambition this year, a series of voluntary, informal dialogues will be held between leaders of industry and government as well as with youth activists on Read more