Rachel Warren wins UEA Award for Pathways After Paris
UEA has awarded Tyndall Centre colleagues led by Professor Rachel Warren the ‘Best Consultancy Project of the Year’ for two back-to-back projects with UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The award was collected by Naomi Vaughan and Johanna Forster of the Tyndall Centre on Rachel's behalf.
One project formed part of the UK’s scientific contribution to the IPCC 1.5C Special Report and presented at UNFCCC meetings. The outputs are here.
The second project, just begun, is quantifying the climate change risks associated with 1.5°C and 4°C above pre-industrial levels for specific countries, including impacts on natural capital and country economies. Up to 55% of global climate-change related risks are avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5°C rather than 2°C depending on sector; or up to 90% risks are avoided relative to the case of 3.7°C global warming. Avoided risks are greatest for fluvial flooding, drought, heat stress and crops.