The world has a goal:

Net Zero emission  

This site provides standardised principles, practical tools and progress tracking to help us get there.

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. 

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.

Greenhouse Gas Removal for a net zero world

Nature-based Solutions for a net zero world

Green Recovery policies for a Net zero World

News and Events

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

COP 26 Universities Network Briefing on Carbon Offsetting
COP 26 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

The Fossil Fuel Industry Knows How To Stop Global Warming, But Why Don’t They? – Myles Allen
The Fossil Fuel Industry Knows How To Stop Global Warming, But 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

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