Climate change is already bringing higher average temperatures and an increased number of heatwaves. Societies need to plan now for how they will keep people comfortable, healthy and economically productive in these temperatures, and to do so sustainably.Read the Featured Article
The Oxford Net Zero initiative 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.
Growing international demand for cooling is set to drive one of the most substantial increases in greenhouse gas emissions in history – but the risks and benefits of sustainable cooling remain a global blind spot, according to research.
The arrival of summer in the Northern Hemisphere has caused increased interest, from both the research community and the public at large, about the possibility that warmer weather might slow the spread of COVID-19.
Global Cooling Watch 2023
Understanding systemic cooling poverty
Change in cooling degree days with global mean temperature increasing from 1.5 °C to 2.0 °C
Overcoming the incumbency and barriers to sustainable cooling
The multidimensionality of energy poverty in Brazil: A historical analysis
Understanding cooling poverty from the ‘margins’
How to stay cool without air con – and help take some heat off the planet
How to make homes cooler without cranking up the air conditioning
How can we keep homes cool in extreme heat without air conditioning?
UK told to prepare for possible 30% increase in uncomfortably hot days
UK and Switzerland to suffer highest increase in 'uncomfortably hot days' globally, study finds
UK temperature record for June throws spotlight on government
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