The 19th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties is being held in Warsaw, Poland from 11 to 22 November 2013.
The Met Office Hadley Centre acts as an advisor on climate science and climate change matters to the UK Government and routinely attends the conferences in support of that activity. For 2013, our contributions consist of the following:
A brochure on the Met Office Hadley Centre's latest work. Highlights include:
- long term warming, natural variations in the climate and the most recent slowdown in warming
- the Earth system's energy storage
- attribution studies of recent extreme weather
- the effect of man-made aerosols on climate
- future emissions pathways and the importance of biofuel technology combined with carbon capture and storage in meeting long term warming targets
- high resolution climate models and the potential for improved seasonal prediction
Download the brochure: A summary of the latest science from the Met Office Hadley Centre 2013
(PDF, 2 MB)
A summary of the work of the AVOIDing Dangerous Climate Change research programme. This research programme has recently come to a close. The ground-breaking approach adopted for the AVOID research programme, has helped to put the latest scientific knowledge about dangerous climate change into the hands of policymakers.
The AVOID programme included work to understand:
- what are the dangers to the climate system?
- what impacts can be avoided by limiting warming?
- what are the future emissions pathways that avoid dangerous climate change?
- which global and regional emissions pathways are feasible?
Download the brochure: Key findings of the AVOIDing Dangerous Climate Change research programme
(PDF, 927 kB)
Last updated: 12 November 2013