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.
Injy Johnstone and José Luis Reséndiz from the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group give a behind-the-scenes perspective on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (carbon markets), shaped by first-hand insights from the negotiation rooms at COP28.
Stephen Lezak’s journey into Alaska's climate adaptation efforts, focusing on the existential threat posed by climate change to a small Iñupiaq community in Western Alaska. He highlights the complex issues Indigenous communities face, including bureaucratic and colonial systems that can hinder climate adaptation efforts.
Smith School researchers are featured in this round up of Oxford experts applying AI to society's greatest challenges. From analysing corporate net zero goals to influencing sustainable finance, find out more about how we are harnessing artificial intelligence in our work.