Will the Copenhagen Accord avoid more than 2°C of global warming?
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.
- Policy-relevant evidence and research needed to achieve international agreement on greenhouse gas emission reductions for CoP15 and beyond.
- Core research for understanding dangerous climate change and its implications (including impacts, economic and social consequences and responses).
- A framework that will further encourage the integration and communication of scientific and socio-economic research on climate change.
- The UK Government better placed to achieve international agreement on emissions reductions.
- Mitigation and adaptation policy even more strongly grounded in scientific evidence.
- Scientific information more accessible and relevant to a wide range of stakeholders.
- Research on all aspects of climate change more effectively integrated in the UK.