Climate Research Topics: Mitigation
The attribution of current climate change to increased greenhouse gases, particularly carbon, from anthropogenic sources has centred policy attention on the reduction of these emissions. Exploring potential avenues for reducing emissions are necessary to preventing dangerous climate change and are a central part of research on developing a low carbon society. Current policy debates focus on reducing emissions at personal and corporate level, the potential of markets to efficiently reduce emissions and the mechanisms that link lower carbon economies with developmental aid. Informing these policies post-2012 is a critical arena for contemporary work.
- Lower carbon futures
The ECI's energy research theme undertakes projects to understand the links between consumer behaviour, new technologies, policy formulation and the markets, with the goal of lowering future carbon emissions.
- Energy management tools: Degree Day Data
Free downloads of weekly degree day data for 77 weather stations in the UK at a range of building base temperatures from 10.5 degrees to 20 degrees from before the beginning of the 2007 heating season.
- Climate Solidarity
2009 - 2011
ECI is working collaboration to undertake monitoring and evaluation of Defra's Climate Solidarity project under the Greener Living Fund.
- Governing Climate Change at Global Cities: A Case Study of Beijing
2008 - 2011
Understanding the roles of non-nation state actors including the municipal government, businesses, and NGOs in Beijing’s climate change governance and draw implications for national climate policy and the post-Kyoto climate regime
- Governing Climate Change beyond the International Regime: City Actions in China
2008 - 2011
Identifying the key factors that determine the current carbon actions taken by non-nation state actors in China, and examining the implications of these activities for developing a post-2012 climate regime that can effectively engage China.
- The Role of Key Developing Countries in Mitigating Climate Change
This research project examines the approaches developed and actions taken by key developing countries such as China, Mexico, Brazil, India and South Africa to mitigate climate change.
- How do global cities mitigate climate change?
An examination of cities which are demonstrating leadership on the issue of climate change and their role in responding to post-2012 international dynamics.
- Environmental Legacy of the Beijing Olympics
How much have environmental initiatives contributed to the success of the Beijing Olympic Games and what legacy will these efforts have for the establishment of a sustainable urban transport system in Beijing and in other cities in China
- Carbon Offsets
2006 - 2009
ECI are examining many research questions about the rationale, significance and regulatory framework surrounding carbon offsets.
- Clean Development Mechanism
2006 - 2009
ECI are involved in a number of research projects reviewing the functioning of the CDM market and how it can be reformed after 2012?
- Informing international climate policy
2006 - 2009
This Tyndall research question led by ECI's Professor Diana Liverman examines how international action on climate change can be effectively developed after 2012?
- Foreign assistance and low carbon economies
Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
Can foreign aid help drive positive change at the level of national economies, moving countries toward lower-carbon/higher value pathways of development?