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. 

Official criteria

The steps above come from the official criteria for joining the Race to Zero campaign.
The criteria were created by the networks and initiatives that form the race to zero's international climate action community.
You can download the criteria here, with questions to ask your institution about its targets.

News and Events

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

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

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