18 September 2020
Oxford researchers, in collaboration with the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit, are carrying out the largest assessment of net zero targets yet undertaken. We want you to be a part of it. Join us on September 30th for a day-long, online “code-a-thon” in which we’ll collect information on the details of the 1000s of net zero targets we see around the world. No prior knowledge or skill-set is needed; you’ll be trained in our data collection methodology. Please sign-up here.
18 September 2020
The Blavatnik School of Government seeks to recruit a Research Coordinator for the Global Economic Governance Programme. In the lead-up to the UN climate conference in Glasgow next year, the post holder will support Dr Thomas Hale, Associate Professor, in his role as COP26 Fellow on a project entitled, ““From “Groundswell” to “All of Society”: How local governments, business, and civil society can contribute to the implementation phase of the Paris Agreement.”
This post would be an excellent opportunity for a current research student or recent graduate. Offered on a variable hours basis (likely 5-10 hours per week) the position is fixed-term until December 2021. For further details, please see the full job description.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on Wednesday, 30 September 2020.
10 September 2020
Oxford University and Lombard Odier launch a new multi-year strategic partnership on Sustainable Investment creating the first endowed professorship of sustainable finance at any major global research university. Dr Ben Caldecott has been appointed the first holder of the post and will become the Lombard Odier Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow of Sustainable Finance at the University of Oxford, based at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment within the School of Geography and the Environment.
28 July 2020
Tom Hale has been appointed one of the four Fellows, out of a field of over 120 applicants. He will be focussing on how local governments, business, and civil society can contribute to implementation of the Paris Agreement.
22-26 June 2020
Marking the first anniversary of the UK passing its Net Zero Emissions law, the Oxford Climate Society and Oxford Climate Research Network hosted five webinars to empower the next generation with an understanding of what Net Zero means and what it takes to achieve.
A group of Oxford researchers led by Professor Tom Hale has provided the guidance for participation in the UNFCCC’s new ‘Race to Zero’ Campaign. The Campaign mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives representing cities, regions, businesses, investors and universities. At the request of the High-Level Champions for Climate Action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz – the Oxford team defined a ‘starting line’ of substantive criteria to ensure that initiatives are ambitious and robust.
Professor Nathalie Seddon has been invited to be a ‘Friend of COP’. In this role, Professor Seddon will provide high level expertise to the UK Government’s COP26 team on relevant policies and in preparation for the event in 2021.
5 May 2020
Economic policies can bring growth after lockdown and deliver net zero emissions, as set out by a briefing from the COP26 Universities Network. Co-authored and drawing on high-profile work by Professor Cameron Hepburn, the briefing charts a path for a green recovery in the UK. Click here for the briefing paper and other COVID-19 research from the Smith School.