Oxford research for a changing world
Oxford University is engaged in critical research on climate, energy, food, water, waste and biodiversity - looking for causes, answers to and solutions for these pressing global problems.
Oxford research is key in the fight to understand what is happening with our world and why - from global temperature change to sea level increases, from extreme weather to biodiversity threats.
But knowing why is just the start, we need clear responses and tangible solutions. So Oxford researchers are already actively addressing environmental challenges in partnership with governments, industries, charities, educational institutions and the broader United Nations.
Hundreds of academics from across Oxford are engaged in climate and biodiversity research with real world impacts. Experts from every field; including our Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics, Politics, Geography, Law and Finance, are coming together to deliver in-depth research and cutting-edge answers, and provide sustainable, realistic solutions. You can make a difference too:
- Take part in the discussions
- Make informed decisions
- Collaborate on the next big breakthrough
- And discover how Oxford research is making a positive impact on our changing world.
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Explore the Oxford Networks for the Environment (ONE) sites
Biodiversity loss is caused by multiple interacting factors, of which climate change is increasingly important.
Concerns over the potential threat from changing climate are one of the biggest issues facing the global community.
Oxford Energy addresses the major technical, social, economic and policy challenges of bringing clean energy to all.
Future of Food
At Oxford, we are linking existing food system research and backing new interdisciplinary research to deliver solutions and answers.
How you can get involved
If you are feeling inspired by the work going on at Oxford then why not:
Study with us
Oxford offers over 80 courses relating to the environment.
Work with us
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Support our work
The University of Oxford would not exist without the generosity and vision of its benefactors. Over the centuries, philanthropic gifts have supported our students, endowed our scholars and provided our buildings. This tradition maintains Oxford as a world-class university, and invests in our innovative future.
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Get involved: find out about opportunities to join Oxford’s COP26 work.
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Meet our researchers
Cameron Hepburn is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environmen...
Galina is based at the Sustainable Finance Programme of the Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, currently completing her DPhil degr...
Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, and Director of the Oxford Net...
Radhika Khosla is Research Director of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development at Somerville College and Senior Researcher at the Smith Sc...
Dr Ben Caldecott is the founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme, and the founding Director of the UK Centre for Greening Finance...