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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).

Key outcomes / non-technical […]

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AVOID 1: Achievement of international near term targets for CO2 emissions mitigation

June 16, 2010
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This study examines the potential for energy related CO2 emissions mitigation in China and India to 2020. The main mitigation options, barriers to adoption, long term carbon saving potential and policy levers are given for the following sectors: power, industry, buildings, and transport.

The broad conclusion is that […]

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AVOID 1: Future climate extremes under an aggressive mitigation scenario

February 5, 2010
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This report provides further information on the outcomes of pathways that could act to avoid dangerous climate change. We present an assessment of changes in temperature and precipitation based climate extremes using the HadGEM2 coupled ocean-atmosphere global climate model. We assess changing extremes at the end of […]

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AVOID 1: The effects of climate mitigation on the exposure of worlds large port cities to extreme coastal water levels

January 28, 2010
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This report investigates the population and asset exposure for 136 of the world’s large port cities to current and future extreme coastal water levels. Global data has been used to estimate current population by elevation for each city and storm surge levels from which exposure to a […]

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AVOID 1: Mitigation scenarios of ocean acidification using simple and complex models

October 29, 2009
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Ocean acidification as a result of absorption of CO2 from the atmosphere is believed to have potentially detrimental impacts on ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles in the ocean, affecting both its productivity and its ability to act as a “buffer” to climate change.

A combination of simple and complex […]

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