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Youth Summarize the Agenda on Ambition and Resilience in the Race to Zero
Youth Summarize the Agenda on Ambition and Resilience in the Race to Zero

Event date: November 19, 2020

“Global youth advocates call for industry Giants to ‘speed up’ in the Race to Zero”. From soil to store to plate, wellhead to wheel, the youth are asking the right questions about how we can build a sustainable world that gives young Read more

Youth Set the Agenda: Future of Food and Agriculture in the Race to Zero
Youth Set the Agenda: Future of Food and Agriculture in the Race to Zero

Event date: November 17, 2020

From soil to store to plate, how can we build a sustainable, net zero food system that gives young people vocational opportunities and ensures that we are not left with a barren planet? This event will serve in the truest spirit of dialogue, ... Read more

Race to Zero Dialogues: Nature’s Place in the Race
Race to Zero Dialogues: Nature’s Place in the Race

Event date: November 13, 2020

Nature’s Place in the Race is a series of live events featuring dialogues from across the full nature based solutions spectrum. Join us to explore the role nature can play in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Register here. Read more

Youth set the Agenda on the Future of Fuel & Transport in the Race to Zero
Youth set the Agenda on the Future of Fuel & Transport in the Race to Zero

Event date: November 11, 2020

A youth-led dialogue about the pathway to net zero for energy and transport ‘from wellhead to wheel’ asking: What is the future for fossil fuels and transport in a net zero world? This year saw net zero commitments from some of the ... Read more

Race To Zero Dialogues
Race To Zero Dialogues

Event date: November 9, 2020

The Race To Zero Dialogues scheduled to hold from the 9th to the 19th of November are critical inputs to the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues from 23 Nov – Dec 4 to accelerate progress to meet the Paris Agreement. Together, both Dialogues will set the ... Read more

Net Zero APPG – The role of the Land in achieving Net Zero
Net Zero APPG – The role of the Land in achieving Net Zero

Event date: February 25, 2020

This Roundtable Session brings together parliamentarians, stakeholders and academics to discuss policy and science issues on what it will mean, and what it will take, to achieve Net Zero. Three University of Oxford academics will lead the ... Read more

Net Zero APPG – Capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide
Net Zero APPG – Capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide

Event date: March 24, 2020

This Roundtable Session brought together parliamentarians, stakeholders and academics to discuss the role of capturing and permanently storing CO2 in achieving Net Zero.. Four presentations were offered: ​”Why capturing and permanently ... Read more

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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

Client Earth Publishes New ‘Principles For Paris-Alignment’
Client Earth Publishes New ‘Principles For Paris-Alignment’

Environmental law firm ClientEarth has laid down a set of ground rules for corporate net zero pledges, in a bid to ensure the growing number of climate promises being touted by the private sector are effective in their stated aim of reducing ... Read more

New Research Uncovers Barriers For Irish Business On Decarbonisation Journey
New Research Uncovers Barriers For Irish Business On Decarbonisation Journey

New research on the readiness of businesses in Ireland to fully reduce their carbon emissions shows that including Scope 3 emissions in a company’s footprint assessment is proving a difficult task, Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), the ... Read more

Aena To Be First Company To Give Shareholders Annual Vote On Climate Strategy
Aena To Be First Company To Give Shareholders Annual Vote On Climate Strategy

Aena is set to become the first company in the world to give shareholders an annual vote on their climate strategy. Maurici Lucena Betriu, chairman and chief executive of Aena, said that following discussions with TCI’s founder, the airport ... Read more

Net Zero Buildings Are Already Possible Globally – New Study
Net Zero Buildings Are Already Possible Globally – New Study

A new study has revealed that global innovation in the building sector with the potential to help fight climate change already exists. The new collaboration between construction experts and leading international academics, including senior ... Read more

Study Shows Inequity Between National Research Efforts On Climate Change
Study Shows Inequity Between National Research Efforts On Climate Change

A new study published in Environmental Sciences Europe has shown that there exists an inequity between national research efforts according to the publication output and the demands and necessities of countries related to their socioeconomic ... Read more

Cooling: A Hidden Threat For Climate Change And Sustainable Goals – Oxford Research
Cooling: A Hidden Threat For Climate Change And Sustainable Goals – Oxford Research

A new study, led by the University of Oxford and published in Nature Sustainability, sets out a framework for delivering sustainable cooling. It also examines cooling needs in the context of sustainable development, and finds that this is a ... Read more

Kerry Group Targets Net Zero Emissions By 2050
Kerry Group Targets Net Zero Emissions By 2050

The Kerry Group has unveiled a new sustainability strategy including a commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse emissions before 2050. As part of its Beyond the Horizon strategy, the Irish conglomerate has outlined sustainability targets that ... Read more

Sixteen Professionals Share Personal Narratives About Climate-Related Work in “Witnessing Climate Change”
Sixteen Professionals Share Personal Narratives About Climate-Related Work in “Witnessing Climate Change”

Sixteen professionals have shared their personal narratives about climate-related work. These professionals from multiple fields, backgrounds, and generations feel a responsibility to share what they know and take action. According to Daniel ... 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

Cambridge University To Divest From Fossil Fuels by 2038 With Net Zero Plan
Cambridge University To Divest From Fossil Fuels by 2038 With Net Zero Plan

The University of Cambridge has recently pledged to reduce the climate-warming emissions from its investments to net zero within 18 years. The £3.5 billion Cambridge University Endowment Fund – one of the biggest of its kind in Europe intends ... Read more

PwC Commits To Net Zero By 2030
PwC Commits To Net Zero By 2030

PwC has made a worldwide science-based commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. The global company plans to decarbonise its operations, including its travel footprint, and neutralise its remaining climate impact by ... 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

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) To Develop Science-Based Global Standard For Setting Corporate Net Zero Targets
Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) To Develop Science-Based Global Standard For Setting Corporate Net Zero Targets

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has launched a process to develop a science-based global standard for setting corporate net zero targets. The development of the first science-based global standard for corporate net-zero targets is to Read more

Extreme Heat Going Unrecorded In Africa – Oxford Research
Extreme Heat Going Unrecorded In Africa – Oxford Research

According to a new analysis  from the University of Oxford, extreme heat events in sub-Saharan Africa are rapidly worsening because of climate change however the records suggest they are not happening. The analysis identified a near-absence of ... Read more