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AVOID 1: Risks of dangerous climate change

August 14, 2010
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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 […]

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AVOID 1: The economic costs of mitigation: Results from Year 1 of the AVOID programme

August 9, 2010
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This report describes the results of the economic costs of mitigation from research conducted in the first year of the AVOID programme. It should be read along with the AVOID reports Costs of different paths toward a low carbon world (AV/WS2/D1/R4).

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AVOID 1: Simulation of AVOIDed impacts on crop productivity and food security

August 5, 2010
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This report describes an assessment of the effects of climate policy on the crop productivity and food security. The study had two components. The first used a crop simulation model to simulate the effect of climate change on maize productivity. The second used these results, with earlier simulations […]

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AVOID 1: Assessment of Mitigation Scenarios, Technologies and Hedges against Uncertainty – UK Carbon Capture and Storage activity in the next decade

August 5, 2010
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This report covers CCS issues that have long-term impacts but which would be timely to address in the near term. It complements the review of advanced CCS technologies also undertaken in this AVOID P project, which covers topics likely to be more relevant in the longer term […]

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AVOID 1: The Potential for the Deployment of Negative Emissions Technologies in the UK

July 30, 2010
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A mix of technological options to remove CO2 from the atmosphere could be viable at a reasonable scale and a reasonable cost in the order of magnitude of $100/tCO2 over coming decades. In the longer term this may allow a cap on CO2 emission trading/tax costs […]

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