Tackling climate change is an international priority – for governments, businesses, and citizens. There is widespread consensus to reduce carbon emissions at the international, national and local scale. The UK Government has committed to reach net zero by 2050, and in Oxfordshire, all districts and sectors have adopted targets that strive to achieve this sooner. Oxfordshire’s local authorities have committed to varying net zero target dates ranging from 2030 to 2050.

To support the objective of a net zero Oxfordshire, this project commissioned by the Future Oxfordshire Partnership is an Route Map and Action Plan for the county that is intended to identify areas for joint actions that the Oxfordshire local authorities can take together to provide a catalyst for positive action across the region. Building on existing work, such as Pathways to a Net Zero Carbon Oxfordshire (PaZCO) and the Zero Carbon Oxford Partnership (ZCOP), this study updates relevant evidence and sets out collaboratively developed actions, that are ambitious, locally owned and aligned to existing initiatives.

The report details:

  • The emission reductions necessary to achieve net zero by 2050
  • The key milestones in 2025, 2030 and 2040
  • Carbon budgets of maximum emissions that can be emitted to maintain this pathway
  • KPIs to track progress
  • Recommended areas for FOP members to work on jointly to accelerate action
Read the report

Key Outputs

The prioritised actions from the Net Zero Route Map and Action Plan being taken forward as core FOP workstreams are:

Current Status

The five prioritised workstreams are underway, overseen by the FOP's Advisory Groups. An update on countywide emissions and progress toward net zero targets will be provided to FOP and the respective advisory groups on an annual basis.

The workstreams under the prioritised actions are focussed on supporting mobilisation of external investment.

Working Groups

The workstreams of the Net Zero Route Map and Action Plan (NZRMAP) are overseen by the Environment Advisory Group and the Infrastructure Advisory Group.

Related News

Future Oxfordshire Partnership Advocates for Urgent Action on Grid Constraints Hindering Net Zero Goals

June 30, 2023

The Future Oxfordshire Partnership, a committee of Oxfordshire's six local authorities working with key strategic partners working to deliver a sustainable future for the county, calls to address critical concerns hindering net zero ambitions in the region.


Future Oxfordshire Partnership Embarks on Ambitious Net Zero Journey

March 31, 2023

The Future Oxfordshire Partnership has endorsed five workstreams of the Net Zero Route Map and Action Plan, setting out the path to a net zero future for the county.


Oxfordshire Councils agree new approach to co-ordinating planning in county

September 27, 2022

On Wednesday 27 September, following the cessation of work on the Oxfordshire Plan 2050, the Future Oxfordshire Partnership agreed a new approach to co-ordinating planning across the county by updating the remit of the Oxfordshire Plan Advisory Group.

arrow pointing backwards to guide readers back to the thematic overview
Previous Page