9 August 2021
Leading Oxford climate scientists today insisted there can be no doubt that human-driven climate change is a fact and urgent action is needed, as the IPCC’s report is released showing emissions are driving up temperatures.
29 June 2021
A Science Blog interview with Philip Stier, now at the forefront of climate science as a leading researcher into clouds.
15 June 2021
Climate pledges at this week’s G7 meeting of the world’s major economies in Cornwall represent positive action. But, in response to the summit agenda, the climate experts call for strong leadership from the leading economies and insist the world needs to stop using fossil fuels now – if global warming is to be tackled effectively.
14 May 2021
The University of Oxford joins a major new collaboration with academia and industry to use sustainable chemical technologies to accelerate the UK’s transition to net zero carbon emissions.
13 May 2021
Nature-based solutions (NbS) can contribute to the fight against climate change up to the end of our century, according to new Oxford research in Nature. The analysis suggests that, to limit global temperature rise, we must slash emissions and increase NbS investment to protect, manage and restore ecosystems and land for the future.
27 April 2021
A key type of zooplankton’s inability to adapt to climate change could have adverse implications for marine food chains across the world if a severe global warming event were to occur, researchers at Oxford University have found.
9 April 2021
Researchers at the University of Oxford, alongside international collaborators, have found that there is a significant knowledge gap in the risks posed by climate change to mammals.
22 March 2021
An article written for the University's Science Blog by Liam Bullock (Engineering Science), Zakhele Nkosi and Maxwell Amponsah-Dacosta.
15 February 2021
The centre, led by Oxford, will transform the finance sector’s ability to invest differently to promote climate and environmental action. Researchers from the Oxford eResearch Centre in the Department of Engineering Science are contributing, alongside researchers from other University departments.
1 February 2021
Nature‐based solutions can play a key role in helping to tackle the climate and nature crises, while delivering other benefits for people, according to a new paper today from the Nature-based Solutions Initiative (NbSI) at the University of Oxford - but it is vital to get the message right about how to deliver successful NbS and avoid potential pitfalls.
25 January 2021
A global team of researchers have outlined a new framework for implementing global commitments to restoring nature, The Mitigation and Conservation Hierarchy - or, more snappily, Four Steps for the Earth.
17 November 2020
The Oxford Net Zero initiative, launched this week, draws on the university’s world-leading expertise in climate science and policy, addressing the critical issue of how to reach global ‘net zero’ – limiting greenhouse gases – in time to halt global warming.
6 November 2020
In an article from 'The Conversation', John Lynch in the Department of Physics discusses the necessary changes for bringing agriculture in line with a “net-zero” world.
19 October 2020
A new study, led by the University of Oxford and published today 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 global blind spot.
29 September 2020
Launched today, The Oxford Principles for Net Zero Aligned Carbon Offsetting (‘The Oxford Offsetting Principles’), provide guidelines to help ensure offsetting actually helps to achieve a net zero society.
13 August 2020
Scientists from the Department of Physics at Oxford University have discovered that the influence of circulation changes on shaping ocean warming will diminish in the future.