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AVOID 1: Scoping study: modelling the interaction between mitigation and adaptation for decision making

August 16, 2012
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Key outcomes

• Adaptation and mitigation are complementary measures.

• Globally, one cannot trade the concept of ‘1 degree of mitigation’ with that of ‘1 degree of adaptation’, owing to the very different potential for adaptation in different sectors and regions, the issue of scale, the dynamics of […]

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AVOID 1: Reconciling LULUFC accounting with modeled mitigation targets

January 16, 2012
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The flux of CO2 due to land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) is estimated in a variety of science- and policy-based assessments. Each approach uses different data and methods as they are designed for different purposes. Results are not directly comparable with each other and […]

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AVOID 1: Meteorological factors influencing forest fire risk under climate change mitigation

December 21, 2011
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Forest fires present a serious hazard to humans and ecosystems in many parts of the world, and fires over large forest ecosystems can be a major agent of conversion of biomass and soil organic matter to CO2.

Here we make use of the McArthur Forest Fire Danger Index […]

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AVOID 1: Avoided climate change in an Earth system ensemble

July 5, 2011
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An Earth system model, HadCM3C, is used to explore the consequences of the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions compared to a ‘business as usual’ scenario.

The model is significantly more advanced than models typically used for providing mitigation advice. We use a collection of model runs, known as […]

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AVOID 1: Final report of the AVOID UK-USA workshop on avoiding dangerous climate change

March 29, 2011
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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change states that participating nations should seek to “avoid dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” In response, participating nations are planning and undertaking a wide variety of mitigation and adaptation actions, and investigation of options for mitigating and adapting to […]

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