UNFCCC climate negotiations: reflections from the Rhine

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 and large, Ministers did not stray from well rehearsed positions, reflecting the continued skirmishing over the interpretation of the UN Framework …

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Exploring climate impacts at high latitudes – An AVOID 2 workshop in Russia

Representatives from the AVOID 2 programme had a very successful meeting with colleagues from Roshydromet, the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, in Russia on 19 March to discuss the risks, impacts and costs associated with climate change, together with the options for adaptation and mitigation. The workshop, hosted by the UK Embassy …

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European Commission Road to Lima workshop, Brussels

On Tuesday 18th November we participated in a workshop convened by the European Commission’s DG Climate Action division, to discuss the latest research and emerging results on global and regional mitigation policies and pathways, and how these can contribute to the UNFCCC negotiations process. We and other research colleagues presented and discussed new studies that build …

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Work Package A: Emission scenarios and climate change

Understanding the link between emissions pathway and climate response for a range of temperature limits. Summary The main human influence on the climate comes from the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. The global debate on mitigation of climate change focuses on the level of …

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Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change: Achieving 2°C – COP 21 side-event

Weds 9 December 2015 | 09:15 -10:45 | COP21 OECD Pavilion Join our team of experts to hear their analysis of the INDCs’ contribution to avoiding the impacts of climate change this century, and how feasible it will be to limit warming to 2ºC. Presentation of new analysis: AVOIDing dangerous climate change Members of the …

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