Climate & the law
The Oxford Sustainable Law programme combines science with the law to address global sustainability challenges. Our cutting-edge research focuses on climate science and the law, systemic lawyering, the transition to net-zero, and climate risk governance.
Climate & enterprise
Future of cooling
The Future of Cooling programme focuses on understanding and shaping sustainable cooling solutions, prioritising passive and less energy-intensive technologies to protect people and prepare countries for extreme heat events.
Sustainable future of commodities & infrastructure
Our programme on the sustainable future of commodities & infrastructure (OxSFOCI) supports the transition of capital-intensive industries such as mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and construction to environmentally sustainable production.
Oxford Net Zero
The Oxford Net Zero initiative draws on the University of Oxford’s world-leading expertise in climate science and policy, addressing the critical issue of how to reach global net-zero in time to halt global warming.
Climate & finance
Multi-disciplinary research from the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group (OSFG) aims to create real change in financial practice and policy, working with a range of special initiatives to tackle global environmental and social challenges.
Oxford Climate Emergency Programme
Our climate emergency programme is aimed at senior executives who recognise their business needs to change in response to the impacts of climate change. Combining expertise from the Smith School and Saïd Business School, the online course provides guidance to help you drive action and transform your business.
Climate & economics
Our economics programme explores the design and implementation of economic policy initiatives that affect enterprise and the environment. We investigate how targeted interventions can help to accelerate the transition to net-zero, and also lead solutions-led research into economically, socially and environmentally scalable greenhouse gas removal options.
Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative
Examining the legal basis for directors and trustees to consider, manage, and report on climate change-related risk, and the circumstances in which they may be liable for failing to do so.
Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment
The Alliance was founded in 2017 by a network of global research universities in order to promote rigorous and highly impactful academic research on sustainable finance and investment.
Countries need to pull more carbon dioxide out of the air
The Economist Daily Chart featured new research on the global state of carbon dioxide removal, led by Dr Steve Smith along with Oxford Smith School authors Carter Powis, Emily Cox and José Luis Reséndiz.
New report reveals ‘large gap’ in CO2 removal needed to limit global warming
Led by Dr Steve Smith, an international team of authors including Oxford Smith School researchers Dr Emily Cox, José Luis Reséndiz and Carter Powis, have published the first report on the global state of carbon dioxide removal.
Global carbon dioxide removal
Dr Steve Smith joined BBC News to discuss the findings of a new report which, for the first time, provided a comprehensive assessment of the current state of global Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR).