Climate change is an urgent environmental and social challenge. Social, political, and economic drivers - and ultimately human behaviour - are all significant contributors to climate change, meaning that the social sciences are crucial to tackling the challenges of the climate crisis.
Oxford’s social sciences researchers are working across a range of disciplines and in collaboration with climate scientists to contribute to global efforts on climate change, including the some of the biggest challenges presented by climate change – and some you may not have thought of. Here you'll find news, expert insights, events and activites, and links to further resources about the ways in which Oxford's social scientists are combatting the climate emergency.
Insights, news, and expert opinion from Oxford's social scientists
Tune in to Oxford's COP Conversations series to watch our academics present on a range of themes, from extreme weather patterns to ecosystems, and from why we need to get to Net Zero, to what countries need to agree to this November.
Informed by leading climate researchers, this platform brings together principles and policies, practical tools, and progress tracking to help businesses and policymakers achieve our goal of net zero emissions.
Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context
Helping policymakers and practitioners improve the understanding of where the major vulnerabilities of the UK food system lie and how its resilience to environmental, biological, economic, social and geopolitical shocks can be enhanced.
A national centre established to accelerate the adoption and use of climate and environmental data and analytics by financial institutions internationally. It will unlock opportunities for the UK to lead in greening finance and financing green.