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
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.
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.
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.
An analysis from a team at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment finds that the U.K. could effectively eliminate the need for Russian gas imports in 2023 and oil imports by 2024 if it takes the net zero measures recommended by the Climate Change Committee's 6th carbon budget.
Taxing meat could be an important lever for aligning Western diets with environmental goals and can be designed such that low-income households and farmers are compensated, find a forthcoming paper in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, co-authored by SSEE Director Cameron Hepburn.
Associate Professor Radhika Khosla told the Financial Times that rising temperatures and changing demographics will increase the demand for cooling systems in Asia. 'It is hard to say to families at the cusp of an increase in income that they should not have access to a service that is tied to the idea of development... India and Indonesia are on track for very high penetration of air conditioners in the next decade,' she said.