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AVOID – providing key advice to the UK Government on avoiding dangerous climate change

Will the Copenhagen Accord avoid more than 2°C of global warming?

A report by the AVOID programme

Presentations from the AVOID session at the QUEST workshop now available


AVOID is a research programme funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. AVOID will be carried out by a consortium comprising the Met Office Hadley Centre (project lead), the Tyndall Centre, the Walker Institute and the Grantham Institute. It will be integrated with other national programmes, e.g. Living With Environmental Change (LWEC), in order to optimise its outputs and maximise its benefits.


Climate change is likely to reduce food production potential, especially in some already food-short areas. AVOID will help to quantify the changes that can be expected.