International Project Office for the Global Carbon Project

Lead Research Organisation: University of East Anglia
Department Name: Environmental Sciences

Abstract

Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and very likely due to the increase of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. CO2 is the most important and fastest-growing greenhouse gas. It is released to the atmosphere mainly by the burning of fossil fuel from human activities and by deforestation. Governments around the world have pledged to limit global warming to 2 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. According to current knowledge, such a commitment requires that the global emissions of CO2 peak at the latest between 2015 and 2020, and decrease sharply afterwards.

The political discussions to develop an international agreement that would limit global warming are based on scientific knowledge provided by the international community. Key to those discussions is the provision of the latest up to date information, and the transparency of the scientific debate and information. The Global Carbon Project (GCP), established in 2001, coordinates international research on the carbon cycle. Since 2004, the GCP with the support of the community has compiled, analysed and published information on the "global CO2 budget", including the CO2 emissions and their partitioning among the atmosphere, ocean and land reservoirs. This effort has provided tremendous information to help the policy process and the public understand the human and natural factors that control the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.

The annual CO2 budget has growth beyond the capacity of the GCP. At the same time, the demand is growing for more and better information, more background supporting material, more transparency in the methods and process, and traceability of the information. The community is trying to organise itself further to support this important effort.

This proposal aims to establish an office of the GCP in at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research of the University of East Anglia. This location would be ideal to support the publication of the annual CO2 budget because of its already well-established research on the carbon cycle, the strength and complementary work done in its existing programmes, and its unparallelled record of providing high quality policy-relevant science to UK and international policymakers. The UK GCP office would provide key support, and further credibility and visibility to the annual CO2 budget.

Scientists have begun to think about how to produce carbon information services to assist in the necessary transition towards a low-carbon economy. One way proposed by the GCP is to institutionalise the more operational aspects of the GCP activities, such as the publication of CO2 budgets, through the establishment of an International Carbon Office. The development of such an ambitious project needs careful thinking and strong commitment from stakeholders. The UK GCP office would work with existing organisations to establish the structural basis of an ICO and determine its potential and viability in the long term.

Planned Impact

This proposal will continue and enhance previous efforts by the Global Carbon Project to publish annual emissions and sinks of carbon dioxide. This information is highly relevant to policy makers, businesses and the public. Our experience from previous years has shown that publishing results in high impact journals was the best way to ensure that our results receive the largest possible press coverage and visibility. We will thus focus on the quality of our products, and work together with the Project Partners to produce such high-impact publications each year. We will accompany our publications with coordinated press releases, translated in other languages as the team can support, and distribute them through our established networks. We will make ourselves available for press interviews and for discussions with policy advisors.

Furthermore, we plan to attend upcoming Conferences of the UNFCCC and to present and publicise our results, and to seek opportunities to meet policy makers in the UK and elsewhere.

Several of the GCP scientists are authors on the upcoming assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We thus have a direct route by which our results can inform other scientists and the policy environment.

Finally, the web site of the Global Carbon Project receives several hundreds of hits every day. We will thus ensure that our results are fully available, and that highlights are clearly visible and understandable to a wide audience.

Publications

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Fuss S (2014) Betting on negative emissions in Nature Climate Change

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Jackson R (2015) Reaching peak emissions in Nature Climate Change

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Le Quéré C (2015) Global Carbon Budget 2015 in Earth System Science Data

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Le Quéré C (2016) Global Carbon Budget 2016 in Earth System Science Data

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Le Quéré C (2013) The global carbon budget 1959-2011 in Earth System Science Data

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Le Quéré C (2015) Global carbon budget 2014 in Earth System Science Data

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Le Quéré C (2014) Global carbon budget 2014 in Earth System Science Data Discussions

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Le Quéré C (2014) Global carbon budget 2013 in Earth System Science Data

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Li W (2016) Reducing uncertainties in decadal variability of the global carbon budget with multiple datasets. in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

 
Title Ballons 
Description Corinne wanted to flag that big societal decisions such as those we are about to make about how to deal with climate change, have turning points. There is a key turning point coming up in Paris in December 2015 where the successor of the Kyoto protocol should be agreed. If that fails, the choices that will remain to us will narrow. The images constitute somewhat of an experiment for the team behind the report, as cartoons have not been used to communicate the research before. There's an interesting article here unpicking in more detail what the images represent, and also discussing the potential for cartoons to provide an effective alternative/complement to diagrams as a means of communicating complex ideas in simplified form. In fact, if you follow the link you are also invited to offer your own thoughts on whether you feel the experiment has worked So do cartoons have a place in scientific research? What might they offer that diagrams can't, and vice versa? (http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2014/graphs-or-cartoons---which-works-better) 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Well liked on social media - drawing in a seperate, non-science audience on social media 
URL http://brushingup.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/graphs-or-cartoons-which-works-better/
 
Title Global Carbon Atlas poster 
Description Poster describing the different elements to the Global Carbon Atlas an online application that allows individuals to explore the most up to date information on carbon emissions at a global and national level. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Advertising for the Global Carbon Atlas that was displayed at COP21 in Paris and at AGU 2015 in San Francisco. Many individual recognised the Atlas branding and were drawn in the GCP exhibit at COP21 to ask for more information or where they could access the images to use for their own purposes e.g. education, private sector presentations (green banking) and online content. 
URL http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/15/files/Infographic_CarbonAtlas.jpg
 
Title Global Carbon Budget 2015 Infographic 
Description Infographic summarising the main findings of the Global Carbon Budget 2015 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Impactful and useful graphic reference for the Global Carbon Budget 2015. Especially useful to the media, who could look at the infographic during the press conference and see exactly what the authors of the budget we referencing - projected slow down in emissions growth and associated uncertainties. Many media outlets included the infographic as part of coverage as it was a very clear and simple explanation of what was one of the key messages from the 2015 global carbon budget. A poster of the infographic was displayed during the second week of COP21 (once the embargo was lifted). A second poster of the infographic was displayed during AGU 2015 in San Francisco a week after the Paris COP as part of a display by Earth System Science Data, the journal that published the research, in collaboration with the Global Carbon Project who were also present at this scientific conference. 
URL http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/15/files/Infographic_Emissions2015.jpg
 
Title Tennis Match 
Description "This week my colleagues and I have released the 9th edition of our annual 'Global Carbon Budget'. This is an update of emissions of carbon dioxide and where they go in the environment. For nine years now I've watched the ball passing between the big emitter countries on how to address climate change and who should take the lead. Meanwhile global emissions from burning fossil fuels have soared 2.5% pear year on average, continuing to load the atmosphere with greenhouse warming gas." Corinne Le Quere This below is one of a series of three images commissioned to accompany the 2014 Global Carbon Budget Report, which is published today - right now, in fact. Among other things the report outlines the planet's carbon emissions over the last year and the implications for both society and the climate. The images constitute somewhat of an experiment for the team behind the report, as cartoons have not been used to communicate the research before. There's an interesting article here unpicking in more detail what the images represent, and also discussing the potential for cartoons to provide an effective alternative/complement to diagrams as a means of communicating complex ideas in simplified form. In fact, if you follow the link you are also invited to offer your own thoughts on whether you feel the experiment has worked So do cartoons have a place in scientific research? What might they offer that diagrams can't, and vice versa? (http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2014/graphs-or-cartoons---which-works-better) 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Well liked on social media - drawing in a seperate, non-science audience on social media 
URL http://brushingup.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/a-global-tennis-match/
 
Title The Race 
Description "I also asked Sam to see if he could capture the opportunities for businesses that are available through dealing with climate change. In particular for shipping which my colleagues in Tyndall Manchester have worked a lot on, and how public investments should target also energy efficiency which can provide most of the co-benefits." Corinne Le Quere The images constitute somewhat of an experiment for the team behind the report, as cartoons have not been used to communicate the research before. There's an interesting article here unpicking in more detail what the images represent, and also discussing the potential for cartoons to provide an effective alternative/complement to diagrams as a means of communicating complex ideas in simplified form. In fact, if you follow the link you are also invited to offer your own thoughts on whether you feel the experiment has worked So do cartoons have a place in scientific research? What might they offer that diagrams can't, and vice versa? (http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2014/graphs-or-cartoons---which-works-better) 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Well liked on social media - drawing in a seperate, non-science audience on social media 
URL http://brushingup.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/graphs-or-cartoons-which-works-better/
 
Description The UK Global Carbon Project (GCP) Office funded by NERC coordinates the annual update of the GCP's Global Carbon Budget, which is released in the Autumn every year. This effort greatly helps strengthen the global carbon cycle science community and enhance the international effort to support the climate policy process in a timely fashion.

In the 2014 edition of the Global Carbon Budget, we showed that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from burning fossil fuel and cement production, the main contributor to global climate change, continued to grow at a high pace of 2.5% per year on average in the past decade. Keeping warming below two degrees requires that the total amount of CO2 emissions remain below a fixed 'quota'. We showed that with the recent growth in emissions, we have already burned two thirds of the quota to keep warming below two degrees with a likely probability (66% chance).

We also conducted an analysis of what is mathematically feasible in terms of sharing a quota on carbon emissions among world countries, and shows that to keep to two degrees, global emissions reductions over the next several decades need to be over 5% per year. We also compared the remaining carbon quota to fossil fuel reserves, and showed that the reserves are at least three times larger than the quota, impliying that some of the reserves will need to remain untapped to keep average warming below two degrees. One of the key uncertainties is the future availability of 'negative emissions' technology, i.e. the removal of carbon using bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), but the credibility of such technology is unproven.

We also scrutinised the CO2 emissions of land-use change and the partitioning of the total emissions among the atmopshere, land and oceans, and showed the continued growth in all components of the carbon cycle except the land-use change emissions.

The 2013, 2014, and 2015 Global Carbon Budget's methodology and database was published in the journal Earth System Science Data. It contains a detailed description of methodology developed by the global carbon cycle science community to quantify all major components of the global carbon budget, including their uncertainties and the rationale for the choices made. The paper also shows the changes in the budget compared to previous estimates, the consistency within and among components, and the methodological and data limitations. It is accompanied by a database with all the data and models used in the carbon budget.

This paper provides a baseline to keep track of the annual global carbon budget and to reduce their uncertainties. Each year since 2012, data and methodology has been updated and the most up to date information in relation to each component of the global carbon cycle will be included along with any improvements in our capacity to provide these estimates.

The 2014 carbon budget was accompanied by a Review Article in Nature Geoscience, a Perspective article and a Commentary in Nature Climate Change, and published during the New York Climate Summit in September 2014.

In the 2015 edition of the carbon budget we showed that CO2 emissions from fossil fuel and industry grew slightly (+0.6%) in 2014 and are projected to decline slightly (-0.6% (uncertainty ranges from -1.6 to +0.5%)) in 2015. These results mark a break with the rapid emissions growth of 2.4% per year of the previous decade (2004-2013). However it is not clear if this trend will continue in the future. We also discuss the primary reasons for this stall.

The 2015 carbon budget was accompanied by a Commentary in Nature Climate Change, and was published during the UNFCCC COP, Paris in December 2015.
Exploitation Route The Global Carbon Budget dataset and its interpretation are extensively used outside the academic community, particularly to inform a variety of policy makers both in the UK and across the globe. It provides them with the most up to date information of global atmospheric CO2 concentrations and trends in the carbon emissions and sinks, and also provides an analysis of the future trajectories and how they match different climate change projections. The Global Carbon Atlas (globalcarbonatlas.org) has been developed to improve the access to the data. The carbon cycle research community extensively uses our freely and easily accessible database made available with our annual publication, as evidenced by the large number of downloads in successive years, e.g. http://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/7/349/2015/essd-7-349-2015.html
Sectors Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2015/global-co2-emissions-projected-stall-2015
 
Description The data and analysis updated annually through our Global Carbon Budget publication is used extensively both within and outside the academic community. Our data is seen as an example of transparency, quality and timeliness of information relevant to important decision-making in society.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Education,Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Membership of the Committee on Climate Change
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The Committee on Climate Change advises government on responses to climate change.
URL https://www.theccc.org.uk/about/structure-and-governance/committee-on-climate-change/
 
Description UNFCCC Structured Expert Dialogue
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The contribution of Tyndall Centre and UEA researchers to the IPCC contributed to the signature of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In particular, the detailed explanations of the global carbon budget and carbon sources and sinks made by Tyndall director Le Quéré, presented at the UN Structured Experts Dialogue in 2013, fed directly into the text of the agreement.
URL http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2015/sb/eng/inf01.pdf
 
Title Global Carbon Budget 2013 Data (Excel Spreadsheet; doi:10.3334/CDIAC/GCP_2013_V2.3) 
Description All datasets contributing to this year's update have been integrated in one single file. It is archived at CDIAC http://cdiac.ornl.gov/GCP/carbonbudget/2013/ (doi:10.3334/CDIAC/GCP_2013_V1.1) All datasets and modeling output to complete the Global Carbon Budget 2013 (http://www.earth-syst-sci-data-discuss.net/6/689/2013/essdd-6-689-2013.html) are described in detail in Le Quere et al. (2013) For more information see http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/13/contributions.htm, All datasets contributing to this year's update have been integrated in one single file. It is archived at CDIAC http://cdiac.ornl.gov/GCP/carbonbudget/2013/ (doi:10.3334/CDIAC/GCP_2013_V1.1) All datasets and modeling output to complete the Global Carbon Budget 2013 (http://www.earth-syst-sci-data-discuss.net/6/689/2013/essdd-6-689-2013.html) are described in detail in Le Quere et al. (2013) For more information see http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/13/contributions.htm 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The Global Carbon Atlas www.globalcarbonatlas.org 
URL http://cdiac.ornl.gov/GCP/carbonbudget/2013/
 
Title Global Carbon Budget 2014 Data (Excel Spreadsheet; doi:10.3334/CDIAC/GCP_2014) 
Description The Global Carbon Budget is a collaborative effort of the global carbon cycle science community coordinated by the Global Carbon Project. The latest available data is doi: 10.5194/essdd-7-521-2014, which was published in September 21, 2014. The most recent published paper is "Global carbon budget 2013" (doi:10.5194/essd-6-235-2014, June 2014). The global carbon budget refers to the mean, variations, and trends in the anthropogenic perturbation of CO2 in the atmosphere, referenced to the beginning of the industrial era. It quantifies the input of CO2 to the atmosphere by emissions from human activities, the growth of CO2 in the atmosphere, and the resulting changes in land and ocean carbon fluxes in response to increasing atmospheric CO2 levels, climate change and climate variability, and other anthropogenic and natural changes. An understanding of this perturbation budget over time and the underlying variability and trends of the natural carbon cycle are necessary to understand and quantify climate-carbon feedbacks. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Open access to all data from the Global Carbon Budget 2014 
URL http://cdiac.ornl.gov/GCP/carbonbudget/2014/
 
Title Global Carbon Budget 2015 Data (Excel Spreadsheet; doi:10.3334/CDIAC/GCP_2015) 
Description The Global Carbon Budget is a collaborative effort of the global carbon cycle science community coordinated by the Global Carbon Project. The latest available data is doi: 10.5194/essd-7-349-2015 (www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/7/349/2015/), which was published on December 7, 2015. The global carbon budget refers to the mean, variations, and trends in the anthropogenic perturbation of CO2 in the atmosphere, referenced to the beginning of the industrial era. It quantifies the input of CO2 to the atmosphere by emissions from human activities, the growth of CO2 in the atmosphere, and the resulting changes in land and ocean carbon fluxes in response to increasing atmospheric CO2 levels, climate change and climate variability, and other anthropogenic and natural changes. An understanding of this perturbation budget over time and the underlying variability and trends of the natural carbon cycle are necessary to understand and quantify climate-carbon feedbacks. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Open access to all data from the Global Carbon Budget 2015 
URL http://cdiac.ornl.gov/GCP/carbonbudget/2015/
 
Title Global Carbon Budget 2016 database 
Description Includes global and national emissions of CO2, and the partitioning of global emissions among the atmosphere, land and ocean. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Widely used, including through the globalcarbonatlas.org 
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/GCP_2016
 
Title The global carbon budget 1959-2011 Data (Excel Spreadsheet; doi:10.3334/CDIAC/GCP_V2013) 
Description The Global Carbon Budget is a collaborative effort of the global carbon cycle science community coordinated by the Global Carbon Project. The global carbon budget refers to the mean, variations, and trends in the anthropogenic perturbation of CO2 in the atmosphere, referenced to the beginning of the industrial era. It quantifies the input of CO2 to the atmosphere by emissions from human activities, the growth of CO2 in the atmosphere, and the resulting changes in land and ocean carbon fluxes in response to increasing atmospheric CO2 levels, climate change and climate variability, and other anthropogenic and natural changes. An understanding of this perturbation budget over time and the underlying variability and trends of the natural carbon cycle are necessary to understand and quantify climate-carbon feedbacks. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Open access to Global carbon Budget data through CDIAC 
URL http://cdiac.ornl.gov/GCP/
 
Description 10th Global Carbon Budget - Q&A with Corinne Le Quéré - blog at Future Earth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview with Corinne Le Quéré discussing ten years of the Global Carbon Budget and where to next. Simple recap of Global Carbon Budget activities and the support of the wider carbon community in achieving this work. Also summarising the impact of this work and its usefulness to policy makers, the media, the scientific community and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.futureearth.org/blog/2015-dec-7/qa-corinne-le-quere-tenth-edition-global-carbon-budget
 
Description BBC News (online article by Matt McGrath) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increased traffic to the GCP website and accessing the Global Carbon Budge 2014 scidntific paper

Analysis from the Global Carbon Budget reached the BBC news online audience on the eve of the Climate Summit in New York 23 September 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29239194
 
Description BBC News TV (10PM 24 September 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Corinne Le Quere and Global Carbon Budget make an appearance on the ten o'clock news in a report created by David Schukman

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29322308 24 September 2014 Last updated at 00:07 BST


BBC showed budget data on a visual and labled it as data from CDIAC and GCP. Our data was visible to a bbc news audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29322308
 
Description Carbon and other biogeochemical cycles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the IPCC results to the UK science community

GCP Internatioal Carbon Office get more request for data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Carbon and other biogeochemical cycles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation as part of a public event on 'Next Steps in Climate Science' organised by the Royal Society.

Requests for information from Corinne Le Quere and the GCP International Carbon Office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://royalsociety.org/events/2013/climatescience-next-steps/
 
Description Chinese Financal Times Op-ed 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Scientific analysis and results related to CO2 emissions from the Global Carbon Budget reaching an international, especially Chinese audience in a piece target to the Chinese Financal Times.

Original article in Mandarin http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001058338

Interaction with Chinese editors at the Chinese Financial Times - a relationship that can be built on for future releases of the Global Carbon Budget
Our publication was on the front page of the web site of the Chinese Financial Times, who commissioned 4 other articles to go with it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2014/financial-times-china-features-global-carbo...
 
Description Current and future trends in CO2 emissions and sinks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Special session at the 'Planet Under Pressure' conference.

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion have accelerated in the past two decades, while there is evidence of decreasing emissions from deforestation and other land use activities, and debate around the efficiency of the natural carbon sinks to absorb CO
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Departmental seminar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Departmental seminar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), department of earth, atmospheres, and planetary sciences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://eapsweb.mit.edu/eaps-department-lecture-series-corinne-le-quere-university-east-anglia
 
Description Evidence on carbon cycle provided to Climate Change Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Evidence provided to the Climate Change Committee during a small roundtable discussion on the state of the carbon cycle, as part of their review of UK fourth carbon budgets.

We were not asked to present evidence in person. Our report was greatfully recieved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theccc.org.uk
 
Description Facebook for Global Carbon Project (www.facebook.com/globalcarbonproject) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Post links to press articles related to GCP activities and post snippets from the Global Carbon Atlas and Global Carbon Budget. We hope to disseminate information to a non-academic audience through this medium.
105 followers 17/2/2014
336 followers 13/11/2014
799 followers 18/12/2015

Create more interest in GCP through social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.facebook.com/globalcarbonproject
 
Description GCP budget and atlas presentation Warsaw 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given at 'Youth Space' which was held at Nowy Zielony Swiat (New Green World) in Warsaw. 21/11/2013. R. Moriarty gave a brief outline of the Global Carbon Budget and introduction to the Global Carbon Atlas. The audience were young university students and NGO workers who were attending the COP in Warsaw or living in Poland.

Increased visability of GCP in young NGO circles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Global Carbon Atlas (specifically the Emissions component) - updated with each Global Carbon Budget 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Audiences we have presented the Global Carbon Altas to have been very positive in thier reaction. They like and enjoy having CO2 emissions data from human actvites at their finger tips (free) and how they are free to ask their own questions and find the answers. It puts a global (country by country) dataset in the hands of the public and those policy makers working for NGOs helping them to inform themselves (and others) and make decisions based on the most robust and up to data CO2 emissions data available. This web based application has definatly sparked questions and discussion around CO2 emissions and what is to be done about their constant increase.

People want to know
1) when the data will be updated
2) how to access the scientific studies behind the numbers (all referenced on the website)
They also want to express their gratitude for making the data available and in such a user friendly way.
Colleagues around the world are also using the Carbon Atlas as material in their university lectures and projects.
52,000 people have accessed the Atlas in the past year
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.globalcarbonatlas.org
 
Description Global Carbon Budget - article Geography Review (by Roisin Moriarty) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Article for A-level magazine, Geography Review with a readership of over 10,000. Audience is primarily A-level students and their teachers. The carbon cycle and carbon budgets are being included as a part of the geography curriculum from 2016-2017 onwards and this has sparked requests for information to those working in carbon cycle science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Global Carbon Budget 2013 Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In preparation for the release of the Global Carbon Budget a press release was circulated to the media (2013)

http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/13/files/UEA_CarbonBudget2013_UK.pdf


Media attention
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/13/events-prm.htm
 
Description Global Carbon Budget 2013 Press Release (IMPACT 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Find below a few stats from the Global Carbon Budget release this year.

Based on the first two weeks after the release

[http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget]

11,157 unique visits

151 countries

From more to less visits: US, France, Australia, UK, Germany, Canada, India, Japan, China, Poland, Norway.The US had the largest number of visits this year, almost three times higher than the next country up. It helped that the New York Times waited to publish their online article until the GCP budget was available online providing a direct link to it. France had a very successful launch of the Atlas in combination with the global budget. This emphasise the importance to arrange for targeted media activity.

4m 39s average time per visit

The ppt and pdf files were downloaded 500 times each.

After the release day, for 4 days we had 2,000 unique visits per day.

There were 12 pages in Google News with news items on the budget. To understand the value (or lack of) of Google News, 8 items were from the Australia media. The paid service of the Australian Science Media Center identified 185 news items in national and mostly local papers (a ratio of 1 to 23). If the ratio holds in other countries, we may have had as many as 2,500 news articles.

To consolidate the feedback, below you will find the stats for the Global Carbon Atlas during the first week after the release [http://www.globalcarbonatlas.org]:

24,000 unique visits

164 countries

France with the most visits well ahead of the next one up, due to the successful launch at the PNB Paribas in Paris.

There were 3 pages in Google News with news items on the carbon atlas

Press release IMPACT (impacts listed above)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Global Carbon Budget 2013: rising emissions and a radical plan for 2 degrees 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Side Event COP19 UNFCCC Warsaw, Poland
https://seors.unfccc.int/seors/reports/events_list.html?session_id=COP19
Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 15:00-16:30 Room Wroclaw
One day after the release of the Global Carbon Budget 2013 we ran a very successful side event at COP19.
Summary
Global CO2 emissions reached a record high in 2012. We present data from the Global Carbon Budget 2013 which reinforces conclusions that emissions are inline with a 4 to 6°C rise by 2100, but also demonstrates how radical mitigation could yet deliver a 2°C and climate-resilient future.
Speakers: Dr Glen Peters Global Carbon Project/CICERO Prof Pierre Friedlingstein Global Carbon Project/University of Essex, Dr Roisin Moriarty Global Carbon Project/Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research/University of East Anglia, Dr Alice Bows & Prof Kevin Anderson Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research/University of Manchester

Increased traffic on the GCP and Global Carbon Atlas websites. Excitement around the availability of emissions data and the ease of use of the Global Carbon Atlas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2013/tyndall-centre-cop19-warsaw
 
Description Global Carbon Budget 2014 Press Release published on September 21 2014 (IMPACT 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The press story was covered worldwide. We recorded over 350 articles using Google News. Articles made it to key top outlets including front pages: BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, AFP, ABC, others. A number of co-authors were interviewed in national TV and Radio.
The press story was on the front pages of the online Financial Times China, BBC, Guardian and New York Times on 21st September 2014.

The press release results was built into the narrative in the media covering the UN Climate Summit in New York (a day after the release): The street marches, the summit, the business, and the science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/communication/news-archive/2014/co2-emissions-set-reach-new-40-billion-tonn...
 
Description Global Carbon Budget 2015 Press Conference on December 7 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The press story was covered worldwide. We recorded over 600 articles using Google News. Articles made it to key top outlets including front pages: BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, AFP, ABC, others. A number of co-authors were interviewed in international, national and local TV, radio and print media.

The press releases/press conference was designed to fit into the UNFCCC COP21 narrative and timed to give the the media covering events in Paris an interesting news story related to emissions at the beginning of the second week of the COP. It was very successful in this regard. Huge media interest in this story and truly global coverage was achieved.

http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/15/events-prm.htm (press releases associated with the press conference)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/15/events-prm.htm
 
Description Global Carbon Budget 2015 Press Release published on December 7 2015 (GCP IMPACT 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact xxxx-update when you get media summary info from Pep-



http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/15/events-prm.htm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Global Carbon Budget 2015 Press Release published on December 7 2015 (UEA IMPACT 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Each year we run a substantial media campaign to help disseminate the key messages from the Global Carbon Budget. This year was no different. COP21 in Paris had the global media attention and we scheduled the launch of our results for the beginning of the second week of the COP in anticipation of a quiet period in the news. We hit a sweet spot and our press conference and side event were of interest to world wide media as well as coming at a relatively quite news period at the COP.

Our main institutional press release for can be found here https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/Global-CO2-emissions-projected-to-stall-in-2015

Links to some of the main news stories are listed here. (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yles75sqzb86kix/AAByG6y2B1pVWtnL7eTlmAGba?dl=0)

COP21: Carbon emissions 'to stall or even decline' this year - BBC News
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35029962

China issues highest code red air pollution alert - International Business Times
http://www.ibtimes.com.au/china-recognizes-catastrophic-pollution-levels-issues-highest-air-poison-alert-1490784

Have greenhouse gases peaked? As politicians battle to reach a deal at Paris climate talks, CO2 levels FELL last year - Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3348199/Have-greenhouse-gases-peaked-politicians-battle-reach-deal-Paris-climate-talks-CO2-levels-falling.html

Global emissions to fall for first time during a period of economic growth - The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/07/global-emissions-to-fall-for-first-time-during-a-period-of-economic-growth

We May Get Some Good News About Global Carbon Emissions This Year - The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/global-carbon-emissions-2015_us_565f3e33e4b072e9d1c45ccf

EU green efforts cancelled out by Indian coal expansion - Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/paris-climate-change-conference/12037529/EU-green-efforts-cancelled-out-by-Indian-coal-expansion.html

Climate change: Global carbon dioxide emissions stall for second year in a row - Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/climate-change-global-carbon-dioxide-emissions-stall-for-second-year-in-a-row-a6763776.html

Surprisingly good news for the Earth's climate: Greenhouse gas pollution dropped this year - The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/12/07/surprisingly-good-news-for-the-earths-climate-greenhouse-gas-pollution-dropped-last-year/

Global fossil-fuel emissions may decline in 2015: study - india.com
http://www.india.com/news/world/global-fossil-fuel-emissions-may-decline-in-2015-study-768813/

CO2 emissions FALL in 2015 despite economic boom, study reveals - Express
http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/624867/CO2-emissions-fall-economic-boom

A full list of coverage can be found
https://www.dropbox.com/s/izoz96fz88vqta6/global_carbon_budget_2015.pdf?dl=0
A list of the major coverage can be found here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z0kaerrukh5gfwu/Carbon%20Budget%20media%20coverage%202015.pdf?dl=0
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yles75sqzb86kix/AAByG6y2B1pVWtnL7eTlmAGba?dl=0
 
Description Global Carbon Budget 2015 summary animation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An animation of the Global Carbon Budget 2015 summarising the main findings of this year's budget in less than 3 minutes. Designed to reach an international and general audience with links to further information related to the Global Carbon Budget and the Global Carbon project. It was recorded in 4 languages in order to make information available to an international audience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpsIZwY22fo (English)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVfxqgBK2y4 (Spanish)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmq5dnxkvQI (French)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu6c_jFYbf8 (Mandarin)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpsIZwY22fo
 
Description Global Carbon Budget and IPCC presentation at DfiD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact The presentation triggered a lot of questions and was very engaging.

DfiD colleagues followed up with email and phone requests for information on the emissions of low income countries, where we could provide some data and analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Global Carbon Budget: Summary (6pp A4 leaflet) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact We provided a summary of the 2014 Global Carbon Budget on the Global Carbon Project web site, including a presentation of 59 key figures. Over 10,000 unique users from 150 countries accessed the web site in the first 5 days of the release. We tweeted the key figures from various tweeter accounts (including our own). Our main figure was re-tweeted over 250 times.

The results of our Global Carbon Budget release were integrated in press stories covering the New York climate Summit throughout the week, well beyond articles that covered our results directly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/
 
Description Global perspectives on climate change science and carbon emissions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact This presentation provided an overview of selected aspects of climate change science. It showed the latest results from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focusing on regional aspects of water security, sea level rise, and extreme events, including the implications for adaptation and resilience. It discussed the recent trends in global temperature and put these in the context of climate projections and their uncertainties. The presentation also showed global trends in carbon emissions and sinks in the context of limiting climate change to two degrees, and introduced the new global carbon atlas.

Requests ofr further talks and information from the GCP and Corinne Le Quere
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Infographics and video to support the release of the Global Carbon Budget 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Both a video and an infographics describing the key results of the Global Carbon Budget 2016 was released and circulated in the media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://globalcarbonbudget2016.org/
 
Description Interview on carbon cycle with Corinne Le Quéré (University of Queensland MOOC: DENIAL101x 3.7.1.1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This interview was part of on online course on various elements of climate change and how they fit together. Prof Corinne Le Quéré was interview about the carbon cycle and the human perturbation of the carbon cycle. This interview is aimed at a general audience and explains the in simple language how the carbon cycle works, the human perturbation of the carbon cycle and the impacts associated with this. Uncertainties in the carbon cycle are also discussed and put in context. The video is hosted as part of Making Sense of Climate Science Denial MOOC hosted by the University of Queensland, Australia https://www.edx.org/course/making-sense-climate-science-denial-uqx-denial101x-0 but has also been made freely available through YouTube (link supplied below).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBqcZQxYPrs
 
Description Interview with NERC Planet Earth - Corinne Le Quéré 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The article that resulted from the interview (text and audio) sparked interest and rose awarness of the two scientific papers that had been released that month as part of the Global Carbon Budget.

There is a nice easily digestable article out there for NERC scientists who do not work in the carbon cycle or CO2 emissions to help them better understand (and explain) what is happening in relation to CO2 emissions fom human activities, raising public awarness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1327
 
Description Lecture - Ocean Carbon Cycle (by Roisin Moriarty) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lecture delivered on the Ocean Carbon Cycle at the Geography Teacher Conference: Carbon Connections conference in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Perspectives for reducing global emissions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Corinne Le Quéré gave a lecture at CICERO, Norway on the event of their 25 anniversary. There were many high level Norwegians in the audience, including the crown prince of Norway and other significant figures, national and international.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwm0XR8VHE0
 
Description Presentation and participation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference Bonn May 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact The Global Carbon Project (Corinne Le Quere) was invited to present information on the topic of 'Opportunities for mitigation and adaption related to land use'. Corinne was unable to attend; instead Riccardo Valentini gave a presentation and met with policy makers and delegates of the UNFCCC. Roisin Moriarty from the Global Carbon Project UK Office attended as an official observer and was present throughout the roundtables and workshops that took place.

Policy makers were informed about land-use change and CO2 emissions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Response to information request from National Geographic journalist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Corinne Le Quéré and Roísín Moriarty responded to a request from a journalist to comment on the World Meterological Orginisation report on increased greenhouse gas emissions. Our responses appeared in the article and both of us were cited.

The expertise of the UK Global Caebon Project office was disseminated to a general audience and we have built links with a journalist at a world famous magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140909-record-greenhouse-gases-carbon-sinks-global-w...
 
Description School lecture series on the contemporary carbon cycle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact School lecture series (4x1hour) on the contemporary carbon cycle at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including one lecture on marine ecosystems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://eapsweb.mit.edu/houghton-lecture-corinne-le-quere-university-east-anglia
 
Description Side event at the UN Conference of the Party in Marrakech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Side event at COP22 on The Global Carbon Budget 2016 and its implication for meeting global warming targets
We presented the latest analysis of the Global Carbon Budget to year 2016 and their drivers, including the drivers of emission reductions in the many countries that have already peaked and the latest trends in China's emissions. We show recent analysis of potential for negative emissions at large scale (e.g. BECCS). We discuss the feasibility of keeping global warming well below 2°C or 1.5°C in light of these latest findings.
Facilitator: Mr Asher Minns, Future Earth European Centre, University of East Anglia, UK.
Speakers: Dr Youba Sokona (Chair), International Institute for Environment and Development and Future Earth; Dr Glen Peters, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO, Norway); Dr Sabine Fuss, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change; Dr Alice Bows, Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/node/4531
 
Description The carbon cycle and the Anthropocene 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation to present the interactions between humans and the carbon cycle, at the International Conference 'Planet Under Pressure'

Presentation on the interactions of humans with the natural carbon cycle, explaining the past trends and the prospects for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Twitter for Global Carbon Project (@gcarbonproject) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Post links to press articles related to GCP activities and post snippets from the Global Carbon Atlas and Global Carbon Budget. We hope to disseminate information to a non-academic audience through this medium.
140 followers 17/02/2014
370 followers 13/11/2014
840 followers 18/12/2015

Create more interest in GCP through social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
URL https://twitter.com/gcarbonproject
 
Description Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Reserach Not-for-Experts: Professor Corinne Le Quere on The Physical Basis of Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was requested by students studying at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change that had backgrounds oustide the Physical Sciences and they wanted to learn more about the processes that lead to climate change and how scientists investigate climate change. Those who attended (in person or via the web) found it very helpful and there have been many questions and discussions since the event occured. It also helpe identify people in the Tyndall Centre that worked in the physical sciences, to those that did not.

The science and scientific method behind climate change was no longer a mystery. The most important information about climate change and what causes it was conveyed to a non-expert audience in non-techincal language by an expert (and a recording of the video is available online). Individuals felt much more confident talking about the basic science and uncertainties associate that were the focus of this event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://vimeo.com/32782630
 
Description UNFCCC COP19 side event on 'Rising emissions and a Radical Plan for 2 degrees', Warsaw, Poland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact The discussion was very engaged and active.

Slides made available on the web were used by others afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://tyndall.ac.uk/sites/default/files/gca_tyndall_cicerosideevent_5combined.pdf
 
Description UNFCCC COP20 Exhibit during the week of December 8 - 12 2014, Lima, Peru 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact This event has not yet taken place. However we anticipate contact with hundreds of delegates during the UN Conference of the Party in Lima. We have prepared a Summary for Policymakers pamphlet to distribute and discuss with delegates.

This event has not yet taken place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description UNFCCC COP20 Side Event on 'Recent trends in carbon emissions and sharing a quota of cumulative emissions' on the 10 December in Lima, Peru, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact The event has been approved but not yet taken place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description UNFCCC COP21 Exhibit in December 2015, Paris, France 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Global Carbon Project UK Office was represented at an exhibit hosted by UEA and University of Manchester. Roisin Moriarty the Executive Officer of the Global Carbon Project UK Office was on hand for the second week of the Paris COP to answer questions and give information related to the Global Carbon Project, the Global Carbon Budget 2015 and the Global Carbon Atlas. It was also acted as contact point for the media at the COP with many members of the press dropping by for a comment or quote and to set up interviews with budget authors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UNFCCC COP21 side event on 'Global Carbon Budget 2015 in the context of a two degree pathway', Paris, France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One day after the release of the Global Carbon Budget 2015 we ran a very successful side event at COP21 (30 minutes of the speakers and 60 minutes of questions and discussion from the floor). We had over 200 people in the room (max. capacity).

Goal
Increased awareness of the Global Carbon Budget 2015 results and wider activities of the Global Carbon Project

Summary
We present the latest analysis of the Global Carbon Budget,
and changes to Chinese CO2 emissions in 2014-2015. We will also present and discuss the constraints of delivering a 2C world, and INDCs in the context of a limited carbon budget.

Speakers
Chair: Youba Sokona
Prof Corinne Le Quéré - Global Carbon Project/Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia
Prof Dabo Guan - School of International Development, University of East Anglia
Dr Glen Peters - Global Carbon Project/CICERO
Prof Kevin Anderson Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester

https://seors.unfccc.int/seors/reports/events_list.html?session_id=COP21 (search Asher Minns)
http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/cop21 (5th event down webpage)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/cop21
 
Description Visit at BNP Parisbas London to present results of the 2014 Global Carbon Budget to their finance team 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion sparked some thinking among the BP financial advisors on how they can integrate our scientific findings into their decisionmaking.

The discussion opened new interactions between an international business and our research team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description press release on the global carbon budget 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The press release was picked up in the media around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/16/events-prm.htm
 
Description response to enquiry on carbon budget 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Evidence was included in published report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/fourth-carbon-budget-review/