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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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AVOID 1: Costs of adaptation to the effects of climate change in the world’s large port cities

July 1, 2010
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A globally applicable methodology for estimating flood losses was developed which will allow improved broad assessments of potential losses from climate change to take place. A database describing unit costs of coastal adaptation measures was also compiled. This updates previous global vulnerability assessments and in the future will […]

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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: Observational constraints on simple climate models

May 24, 2010
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This project has found four key results:

 A number of recent studies have found a strong link between peak global mean warming and cumulative carbon dioxide emissions. The first part of this new study examines the relative merits of different cumulative emission metrics and compares them with considering […]

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AVOID 1: A meta analysis of existing sea-level rise projections

May 18, 2010
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The 4th IPCC assessment projected that without further acceleration of the dynamic contribution from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets 21st century sea-level rise will be in the range of approximately 20 to 60cm. They also stated that increases in this dynamic contribution could lead to a […]