Net zero portfolio targets for development finance institutions (DFIs): challenges and solutions
New report focusing on how DFIs could to align their activities with the objectives of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Developed in partnership with Climate Compatible Growth (CCG)
We are interested in the transition to net zero emissions and sustainable development. Progress towards sustainability will require not just thoughtful government intervention but also major shifts in the behaviour of households, workers and firms. Our research extends across the economic system to identify the crucial points where small actions can generate large-scale positive change. Our goal is to help policy makers implement the fast and comprehensive shifts necessary for establishing environmentally sustainable development pathways.
Engagement and Events
Net zero: finance ministries must step up and take lead, states Oxford report
A new joint report from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford and the Swedish Energy Agency highlights the critical role that finance ministries must play in the low-carbon energy transition and outlines 10 recommendations for how they can make it faster and fairer.
What can universities do about climate change?
Professor Fankhauser writes on how universities can help tackle climate change through teaching, research, community engagement, campus emissions and divestment. "Few sectors have a more wide-ranging role than higher education in delivering our climate goals. Pretty much everything universities do has a direct bearing on climate outcomes."
Training 50,000 public servants with Apolitical and Bezos Earth Fund
This month saw the launch of the Government Climate Campus – an ambitious partnership to connect public servants with the tools and training they need to address the climate crisis. The Smith School is delighted to be a founding partner and contributing our expertise to supporting 50,000 public servants to cut emissions by 50% by 2030.