Flyers Archives · AVOID 2 climate change research programme

AVOID 1: Emissions pathways to limit climate change

December 14, 2012

Global greenhouse gas emissions are rising, but they need to start to fall and reduce to a substantially lower level if we are to limit global temperature rise in this century. This note shows results of a scientific study into how soon emissions need to start falling, how […]


AVOID 1: China’s low carbon technologies to 2050

December 14, 2011

Exploring the technological feasibility of low-carbon, sustainable development pathways and understanding the barriers that may hinder their progress is vital for identifying the actions that countries need to take if the internationally-agreed goal of limiting global temperature rise to 2°C is to be achieved. In […]

The AVOID 1 programme: an overview

December 5, 2010

A flyer introducing the AVOID 1 programme […]

AVOID 1: Risks of dangerous climate change

August 14, 2010

In 2007, the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) presented an authoritative overview of the science, effects and mitigation of climate change. Recently, Met Office Hadley Centre and AVOID programme scientists have conducted new research to better understand potentially ‘dangerous’ climate change and inform the global debate on what […]

AVOID 1: Can we avoid dangerous impacts?

December 14, 2009

Key findings

Stringent mitigation action to limit warming to 2˚C avoids a large amount of the climate impacts that would otherwise occur in the 21st century. However, since even this stringent action will not avoid all climate change impacts, significant damage or adaptation costs will […]