The world has a goal to reach net zero emissions. Our platform, informed by leading climate researchers and hosted by the University of Oxford, brings together principles and policies, practical tools, and progress tracking to help businesses and policymakers achieve that goal.

Principles & Policies

PrACTICAL TOOLS

PROGRESS TRACKING

How to set a net zero target

As net zero targets are being set, questions arise about how current net zero targets align. We present criteria based on a summary of current practices, identifying areas of convergence and divergence.

tools for setting and achieving a net zero target

Browse our library of the most relevant tools helping institutions of all kinds set and achieve their net zero targets.

GLOBAL NET ZERO STOCKTAKE

For an understanding of progress to net zero, read the first systematic review of net zero commitments by countries, sub-national governments, and major corporations around the globe. 

The world has a goal to reach net zero emissions.

Our platform brings together principles and policies, practical tools, and progress tracking to help achieve that goal.

PRINCIPLES & POLICIES

How to set a net zero target

As net zero targets are being set, questions arise about how current net zero targets align. We present criteria based on a summary of current practices, identifying areas of convergence and divergence.

Practical Tools

tools for setting and achieving a net zero target

Browse our library of the most relevant tools helping institutions of all kinds set and achieve their net zero targets.

PROGRESS TRACKING

Global Net Zero Stocktake

For an understanding of progress to net zero, read the first systematic review of net zero commitments by countries, sub-national governments, and major corporations around the globe. 

Greenhouse gas removal for a net zero world

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

Nature-Based Solutions for a net zero world

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 for a net zero world

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 not just of a range of actors, and their priorities, but also of a range of views, including in particular those relating to moral and ethical arguments on climate justice.

GREEN Recovery FROM COVID-19 for a net zero world

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. 

Upcoming Events

Nature-based Solutions in Net-Zero: avoiding greenwashing & supporting sustainable development
Nature-based Solutions in Net-Zero: avoiding greenwashing & supporting sustainable development

Event date: July 5, 2022

5th July 16:00-18:00 – NHM Lecture Theatre Part of the Nature-based Solutions Conference, 5-7 July 2022, University of Oxford Convenors: Oxford Net Zero and the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford This session will start by ... Read more

What does the IPCC say about carbon dioxide removal? (Online panel)
What does the IPCC say about carbon dioxide removal? (Online panel)

Event date: April 12, 2022

What does the IPCC say about carbon dioxide removal? Online, Tuesday 4 April 2022, 14.00-15.00. Sign up on Eventbrite.  On 4 April the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its major new assessment of climate change mitigation ... Read more

Latest news

Prof Myles Allen to deliver Net Zero lecture series as Visiting Professor of the Environment at Gresham College
Prof Myles Allen to deliver Net Zero lecture series as Visiting Professor of the Environment at Gresham College

Professor Myles Allen, Director of Oxford Net Zero and professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford, will deliver a series of lectures on Net Zero as part of his new appointment as Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the ... Read more

New Net Zero Global Stocktake finds that major credibility gaps remain in net zero targets
New Net Zero Global Stocktake finds that major credibility gaps remain in net zero targets

Analysis that draws upon the Net Zero Tracker database of over 4,000 entities shows that major credibility gaps remain in global national, regional, city and corporate net zero targets, despite global consensus on net zero placing targets ... Read more

Prof Myles Allen appointed Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment at Gresham College
Prof Myles Allen appointed Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment at Gresham College

Professor Myles Allen, Director of Oxford Net Zero and professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford, has been appointed Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment by Gresham College, London’s oldest Higher ... Read more

Oxford Net Zero Engagement Team is Hiring Research Assistants
Oxford Net Zero Engagement Team is Hiring Research Assistants

Spring and Summer Research Assistant Opportunities with Oxford Net Zero The Oxford Net Zero Engagement Team, working out of the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment is seeking research assistants to support with the development of a ... Read more

5 Key Takeaways from Oxford Net Zero Policy Masterclass
5 Key Takeaways from Oxford Net Zero Policy Masterclass

On 9 March 2022, the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) and Oxford Net Zero (ONZ) held a joint masterclass on policy interventions for accelerating the transition to net zero, hosted by Apolitical. This ... Read more

Net zero business or business for net zero? A report on corporate climate leadership practices on scope and offsetting
Net zero business or business for net zero? A report on corporate climate leadership practices on scope and offsetting

A new report (PDF) outlines how companies considered sustainability leaders, at the forefront of net zero ambition, are defining and managing their Scope 3 emissions, and using credits, sinks offsets, and insets to compensate emissions or ... Read more

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Our associate professor Dr Radhika Khosla spoke to @AlJazeera about the heatwaves occurring across the world.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/8/8/after-historic-us-climate-bill-scientists-urge-global-action

"Radhika Khosla , from the @UniofOxford ’s #SmithSchoolOxford, said only action on a global scale could achieve the emissions cuts necessary to stave off the worst impacts of #global #heating."
@OxfordCooling @AJEnglish
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/8/8/after-historic-us-climate-bill-scientists-urge-global-action

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