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UNFCCC climate negotiations: reflections from the Rhine

June 20, 2014
By Dr Simon Buckle, Grantham Institute

I spent a few days at the recent Bonn climate change conference (4-15 June) during the High Level Ministerial events on 5-6 June.  Not that these were the most interesting things happening there. Unsurprisingly, by […]

AVOID 2 consortium wins funding for research on avoiding dangerous climate change

June 14, 2014

A multi-disciplinary consortium will deliver a new research programme to inform UK policy-makers on climate change.
The programme, called AVOID 2, will deliver scientifically robust, policy relevant evidence to UK policy-makers and provide a forum for sharing analysis with other key countries engaged in the […]


AVOID 1: Modeling the Role of Remaining Tropical Forests in Climate Change Mitigation

September 17, 2013

At the time this study was carried out, land use change (LUC) resulting from deforestation and other smaller sources contributed ~17% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, whilst more recently (29) the deforestation component alone has been estimated to contribution 11% of the global total.. SRES baselines assume […]


AVOID 1: India’s 2050 low-carbon pathways workshop outcomes

August 13, 2013

The AVOID 1 programme has produced several studies on the basis for, and implications of, a range of climate targets, and potentially dangerous regional impacts and feasible emissions reductions more generally. As part of analysing the third question on the feasibility of pathways, the Grantham Institute at Imperial […]

AVOID 1: Final symposium report

May 20, 2013

The AVOID symposium was an event marking the finale of the first phase of the AVOIDing dangerous climate change research programme. Since 2009, 120-or-so scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre, Grantham Institute, Tyndall Centre, Walker Institute and elsewhere conducted scientific research to address the policy […]

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