This project is completed but I am now working on a sister project also funded by BEIS (UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy). We analysed some of the key research questions related to the implementation of the UN Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 and made a major UK contribution to the IPCC 1.5C Special Report.
We provided an assessment of some of the avoided global and regional impacts of achieving the Paris Goal, we analysed new energy and CO2 pathways that limit climate change to 1.5oC and 2.0oC warming and we have put these in the context of existing studies. We also examined some of the technical and societal innovations required to support such energy transformations.
Download the full report summarising this work:
Robert T. Watson and Corinne Le Quéré (2018) The implications of global warming of 1.5 and 2 degrees Summary Report, Tyndall Centre Working Paper 164, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia