Tyndall Centre

Lead Research Organisation: University of East Anglia

Abstract

The Tyndall centre brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists to 'research, assess and communicate from a distinct trans-disciplinary perspective, the options to mitigate, and the necessities to adapt to current climate change and continuing global Warming, and to integrate these into the global, UK and local contexts of sustainable development'.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description The output of the Tyndall Centre have cut across disciplines, bringing together the natural and social sciences, engineering and economics. Here are 10 areas where we think we have made important contributions:

Aim for two degrees but plan for four. The probabilities of exceeding the 2 degree ambition have increased since 2000 and overshooting 2 degrees is now widely discussed. We raised awareness of the need to plan for increased climate change while keeping the emissions target intact.

The economics of climate change policies. The E3MG energy-environment- economy model at Cambridge University has informed the Stern Review, the IPCC Assessments, UNFCCC negotiations and many governments including Mexico, the second country in the world to have a Climate Change Act.

Decarbonising the UK and China. Tyndall Manchester devised integrated whole economy scenarios for the UK, which we believe influenced the UK government's journey towards national climate change targets. Tyndall Sussex extended the methodology to China, and new work is underway for Russia.

Local impacts of international climate policies. Tyndall UEA and Oxford have examined the problems and benefits to local communities of global policies designed to increase clean energy in developing countries (CDM) and reduce land use emissions by preventing deforestation (REDD), raising awareness of the governance challenges of UNFCCC policies.

Coastal climate change. The Tyndall Coastal Simulator from Tyndall Southampton is the first integrated assessment of a coastal zone, work done on behalf of better science and the people and organisations living on the eroding coastline of North Norfolk.

Urban climate change. Tyndall Newcastle developed the Urban Integrated Assessment Facility (UIAF) to assess the interactions between climate, economy, population and infrastructure in London, the first time an integrated assessment had been applied to a city. It informed the London Plan.

Human dimensions of climate adaptation. Our work on defining the physical and social limits to adaptation, fairness in sharing the burden of adaptation, and societal resilience has underpinned theoretical and practical thinking about the human dimensions of climate change and what motivates society to adapt.

The EU and climate change. Tyndall UEA coordinated the EU-funded ADAM project that involved Europe's centres for excellence in climate change research. The ADAM integrated scenarios show that even with extremely high levels of mitigation, considerable adaptation is needed. The findings of ADAM are published in four volumes by Cambridge University Press.

Engaging the public with climate change. Tyndall Cardiff have helped define effective communication, engagement and behaviour change strategies for use by policy-makers and practitioners. They have introduced evidence to engaging the public with climate change and energy issues.

Co-production of research. Since the inception of the Tyndall Centre we have ensured our research has maximum impact by engaging with stakeholders at the outset of our research. Pathways to Impact are now a standard part of any UK research application.

Training. over fifty PhDs have successfully graduated from the Tyndall Centre partner Universities. We think of our graduates as interdisciplinary geniuses infecting international research and policy with whole-system analysis.
Exploitation Route The Tyndall Centre interdisciplinary partnership and output has continued to grow post its core-funding during 2000-2010. One new University has joined in the UK (Cardiff), bringing onboard new expertise in psychology to complement existing expertise in natural and social sciences, engineering and economics. The Tyndall Centre currently has 218 affiliated members, with about 40 faculty, a solid core of PhD researchers and research fellows. Building on the ten years of core-funded research, our partners collectively published over 60 research papers every year post core-funding, with several papers published in high impact journals and leding to media articles of wide coverage. We have nearly 12 thousand twetter followers, which is a testimony of the quality and interest of our research output.

We have developed a unique new partnership by opening a Tyndall Centre in Fudan University, China. This partnership was praised for its originality by the Journal Nature Climate Change in 2011, and has hosted a number of honourable visits from UK Members of Parliament. Fudan Tyndall Centre is applying Tyndall's interdisciplinary methods and developing a strong capacity in engaging with the Stakeholders of research in the public and private sectors. UK and China researchers are developing common projects on urban sustainability, water and food security, and climate and air quality management. Tyndall UK and Tyndall Fudan are both involved in shaping and supporting the new Future Earth international platform to support research for global sustainability.

The Tyndall partnership has build three unique integrated models that are being developed and used further: (1) the Community Integrated Assessment System, which is developing further research on the interactions between climate change and ecosystems, including agriculture and biodiversity, (2) the Urban Integrated Assessment Facility, which is looking at the interactions between socio-economic development and climate mitigation and adaptation in an increasing number of cities, including in China with our new Fudan partnership, and (3) the Coastal Simulator, which is being developed to explore more in depth the effects of extreme climate change on coastal impacts and adaptation.
Sectors Energy,Environment

URL http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/
 
Description Contribution to climate policy and actions. Tyndall Centre partners have contributed to national and international climate change related policies and actions through responses to most government inquiries on climate change (3-4 per year), our presence at the UN Conference of the Party (COP), our role on national and international committees and our contributions to the IPCC Assessment reports and other channels. Seven Tyndall researchers contributed to the fifth Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2007, uniquely across all the three working groups reflecting our interdisciplinary expertise. Tyndall Researchers have played key roles in the UK Risk Assessments and in a number of government advisory bodies. Our collective findings have been used to inform in particular the UK Climate Change Act, to determine the appropriate level of carbon reductions commitments, and to highlight the roles or shipping and aviation in the mitigation portfolio. It has also influenced the design and feasibility of the UK adaptation policy and regulatory development. Contribution to new research model. The approach developed by the Tyndall Centre of working with Stakeholders from the onset and across scientific disciplines has been picked up by an impressive range of initiatives in the UK and internationally. The Tyndall model has been expanded to form the UK Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) program, with Tyndall director Andrew Watkinson at its head for several years. Similarly at the national level the UK Infrastructure Research Transition, iBuild Centre, and Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the international level, the new Future Earth research platform for sustainable development all use similar models of interdisciplinary research and strong stakeholder interfaces. Contribution to setting research agendas. Tyndall researchers have organised a number of key conferences which have led to focus climate change research in recent years. For example, the '4 Degrees and Beyond' held in 2008 led to a special issue in the journal Philosophical Transactions, and subsequently led to a large research focus by the European Commission accompanied by investments in research of several tens of thousand Euros. Contribution to international coordination of research. Tyndall-UEA hosts the UK activities office of the Global Carbon Project, which leads the publication of annual updates of Global Carbon Budgets. This activity builds upon Tyndall's extensive expertise in climate mitigation and the communication of research output to the public. Tyndall is now also hosting the European Hub of the Future Earth secretariat, helping to build this important new international platform. The Tyndall Centre has just published its 2018-2022 research strategy and won an ESRC large grant.
First Year Of Impact 2000
Sector Energy,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Economic,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
 
Description Foundations for climate resilient and sustainable growing settlements (U-RES)
Amount £160,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P015638/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 10/2017
 
Description Fudan Tyndall Centre partnership 
Organisation Fudan University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Tyndall Centre UK has developed an interdisciplinary research programme jointly with researchers at Fudan University on the implications of climate change for society. It has adapted the UK Tyndall Centre 2012-2017 research strategy for the Chinese context.
Collaborator Contribution Fundan Tyndall researchers have contributed to UK Tyndall research by attending our Tyndall Assembly, sending researchers to the UK, and hosting a few PhD and post-docs in Fudan University and facilitating their research. Fudan Tyndall researchers have also hosted a number of events and conferences in Shanghai that have attracted internationally renowed researchers, and they have hosted a number of UK diplomats and officials (e.g. Sir David King, Ed Davey MP, Tim Yeo MP). Fudan Tyndall Centre is also involved in supporting the International Future Earth research platform. This effort is an offspring of the Tyndall Centre UK-China collaboration.
Impact Fudan Tyndall Centre hosted a number of workshops, including: the Second biennial conference of the global research forum for sustainable production and consumption workshop on Urban Climate co-benefits: Challenges of achieving climate change mitigation and environmental protection in cities
Start Year 2010
 
Description Multi-University partnership across 8 universities in the UK 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UEA established the partnership from the onset of the Tyndall Centre in 2000, and managed its growth throughout the years based on interests and funding. UEA leads the Council and coordinates activities, including the Annual Assembly.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to activities including to the Annual Assembly, Council meetings, regular PhD conferences.
Impact This collaboration led to multiple events, including: three PhD conferences conference on 'Radical Emissions reductions' and follow up special issue in the journal Carbon Management Stakeholder workshops for offspring projects presence at UN COP meetings annual assemblies of the Tyndall Centre, bringing together 60-80 researchers working on interdisciplinary climate change research
Start Year 2006
 
Description Multi-University partnership across 8 universities in the UK 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UEA established the partnership from the onset of the Tyndall Centre in 2000, and managed its growth throughout the years based on interests and funding. UEA leads the Council and coordinates activities, including the Annual Assembly.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to activities including to the Annual Assembly, Council meetings, regular PhD conferences.
Impact This collaboration led to multiple events, including: three PhD conferences conference on 'Radical Emissions reductions' and follow up special issue in the journal Carbon Management Stakeholder workshops for offspring projects presence at UN COP meetings annual assemblies of the Tyndall Centre, bringing together 60-80 researchers working on interdisciplinary climate change research
Start Year 2006
 
Description Multi-University partnership across 8 universities in the UK 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UEA established the partnership from the onset of the Tyndall Centre in 2000, and managed its growth throughout the years based on interests and funding. UEA leads the Council and coordinates activities, including the Annual Assembly.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to activities including to the Annual Assembly, Council meetings, regular PhD conferences.
Impact This collaboration led to multiple events, including: three PhD conferences conference on 'Radical Emissions reductions' and follow up special issue in the journal Carbon Management Stakeholder workshops for offspring projects presence at UN COP meetings annual assemblies of the Tyndall Centre, bringing together 60-80 researchers working on interdisciplinary climate change research
Start Year 2006
 
Description Multi-University partnership across 8 universities in the UK 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UEA established the partnership from the onset of the Tyndall Centre in 2000, and managed its growth throughout the years based on interests and funding. UEA leads the Council and coordinates activities, including the Annual Assembly.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to activities including to the Annual Assembly, Council meetings, regular PhD conferences.
Impact This collaboration led to multiple events, including: three PhD conferences conference on 'Radical Emissions reductions' and follow up special issue in the journal Carbon Management Stakeholder workshops for offspring projects presence at UN COP meetings annual assemblies of the Tyndall Centre, bringing together 60-80 researchers working on interdisciplinary climate change research
Start Year 2006
 
Description Multi-University partnership across 8 universities in the UK 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UEA established the partnership from the onset of the Tyndall Centre in 2000, and managed its growth throughout the years based on interests and funding. UEA leads the Council and coordinates activities, including the Annual Assembly.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to activities including to the Annual Assembly, Council meetings, regular PhD conferences.
Impact This collaboration led to multiple events, including: three PhD conferences conference on 'Radical Emissions reductions' and follow up special issue in the journal Carbon Management Stakeholder workshops for offspring projects presence at UN COP meetings annual assemblies of the Tyndall Centre, bringing together 60-80 researchers working on interdisciplinary climate change research
Start Year 2006
 
Description Multi-University partnership across 8 universities in the UK 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UEA established the partnership from the onset of the Tyndall Centre in 2000, and managed its growth throughout the years based on interests and funding. UEA leads the Council and coordinates activities, including the Annual Assembly.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to activities including to the Annual Assembly, Council meetings, regular PhD conferences.
Impact This collaboration led to multiple events, including: three PhD conferences conference on 'Radical Emissions reductions' and follow up special issue in the journal Carbon Management Stakeholder workshops for offspring projects presence at UN COP meetings annual assemblies of the Tyndall Centre, bringing together 60-80 researchers working on interdisciplinary climate change research
Start Year 2006
 
Description Multi-University partnership across 8 universities in the UK 
Organisation University of Sussex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UEA established the partnership from the onset of the Tyndall Centre in 2000, and managed its growth throughout the years based on interests and funding. UEA leads the Council and coordinates activities, including the Annual Assembly.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute to activities including to the Annual Assembly, Council meetings, regular PhD conferences.
Impact This collaboration led to multiple events, including: three PhD conferences conference on 'Radical Emissions reductions' and follow up special issue in the journal Carbon Management Stakeholder workshops for offspring projects presence at UN COP meetings annual assemblies of the Tyndall Centre, bringing together 60-80 researchers working on interdisciplinary climate change research
Start Year 2006
 
Description ScienceBrief Carbon Cycle Scientific Editorial Board 
Organisation ETH Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I Chair the Scientific Editorial Board
Collaborator Contribution Partners at Exeter University and ETH are members of the Editorial Board. The Global Carbon Project is the parent body who reviews and approves our decisions.
Impact The ScienceBrief Carbon Cycle Science Editorial Board is working together to synthesise and make public the current understanding of the carbon cycle and how it interacts with climate in a changing environment. The team has had multiple interactions with Stakeholdes, including members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), BEIS, and journalists. ScienceBrief Carbon Cycle will come out in 2018.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ScienceBrief Carbon Cycle Scientific Editorial Board 
Organisation Global Carbon Project
PI Contribution I Chair the Scientific Editorial Board
Collaborator Contribution Partners at Exeter University and ETH are members of the Editorial Board. The Global Carbon Project is the parent body who reviews and approves our decisions.
Impact The ScienceBrief Carbon Cycle Science Editorial Board is working together to synthesise and make public the current understanding of the carbon cycle and how it interacts with climate in a changing environment. The team has had multiple interactions with Stakeholdes, including members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), BEIS, and journalists. ScienceBrief Carbon Cycle will come out in 2018.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ScienceBrief Carbon Cycle Scientific Editorial Board 
Organisation University of Exeter
Department College of Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I Chair the Scientific Editorial Board
Collaborator Contribution Partners at Exeter University and ETH are members of the Editorial Board. The Global Carbon Project is the parent body who reviews and approves our decisions.
Impact The ScienceBrief Carbon Cycle Science Editorial Board is working together to synthesise and make public the current understanding of the carbon cycle and how it interacts with climate in a changing environment. The team has had multiple interactions with Stakeholdes, including members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), BEIS, and journalists. ScienceBrief Carbon Cycle will come out in 2018.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ScienceBrief Pollination Science Editorial Board 
Organisation The Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
PI Contribution We brought together the ScienceBrief Science Editorial Team on Pollination, Pollinators, and Food Production.
Collaborator Contribution The ScienceBrief Pollination Science Editorial Board is working together to synthesise and make public the current understanding of pollination and pollinators and how they interacts with food production. The team has had multiple interactions with Stakeholders. IPBES is providing overall support and advice. ScienceBrief Pollination will come out in 2018.
Impact Too early to detail specific outcomes.
Start Year 2017
 
Description ScienceBrief Pollination Science Editorial Board 
Organisation University of Reading
Department School of Agriculture, Policy and Development Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We brought together the ScienceBrief Science Editorial Team on Pollination, Pollinators, and Food Production.
Collaborator Contribution The ScienceBrief Pollination Science Editorial Board is working together to synthesise and make public the current understanding of pollination and pollinators and how they interacts with food production. The team has had multiple interactions with Stakeholders. IPBES is providing overall support and advice. ScienceBrief Pollination will come out in 2018.
Impact Too early to detail specific outcomes.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UCT-UEA Newton PhD partnership on Understanding the Climate System and Coping with Climate Change 
Organisation University of Cape Town
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The University of East Anglia (UEA) and the University of Cape Town, South Africa (UCT) have builded a new partnership scheme supporting PhD students conducting research in the areas of 'improving understanding of the climate system - including the ocean and atmosphere' and 'developing capacity to cope with climate change'. The scheme is jointly funded by the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the National Research Foundation in South Africa (NRF) under the Newton Fund RCUK-NRF International PhD Partnering Scheme. UEA hosted the first cohort of first PhD from UCT in mid-2016.
Collaborator Contribution Both UCT and UEA hosted 5/6 PhD students for periods of 3 (mostly) to 6 months. UCT hosted also two members of the UEA academic staff. The next call for exchanges is out with application deadline in May.
Impact The collaboration is nicely evolving and we have had a growing numbers of activities together, including a workshop in July 2017 and three submitted proposals (1 funded). We have multiple outcomes, the main ones are (initials refer to PhD students who did the internships): MA (UCT), the most benefit she continues to receive is the support system from the Library, the School and Faculty where she sits. There is support for all areas where she needs to develop her research and academic writing skills. In particular, using NVIVO, handling and analysing qualitative data, critical thinking and academic writing skills are some of the critical areas that are valuable for her. For KAQ, one of remarkable experience has been the availability and free access to experts at UEA. He is also benefiting from being at a leading climate research group, in that, he gets to experience first-hand how climate research is being undertaken as well as have access to Climatic Research Unit (CRU) climate data and how it was developed. Through this, he is intellectually developing and also getting a sense of direction on his future career path. For TE, says that there is an awesome cooperation and motherly care from both the Tyndall Director and his host supervisor, Prof. Corinne Le Quere and Rachael Warren respectively as well as the Tyndall and CRU staffs. They are really good academics to work with and always interested in creating opportunities for ones career. For JG, there has been clear benefits to his intellectual development. The improvements to his optimisation of ocean glider data here at UCT could then be applied to ocean glider data in the Indian Ocean, plus other related oceanographic platforms like ARGO float data in the region. This will aid important understanding of air-sea interactions that influence the South-Asian monsoon, one of the biggest climate systems on the globe. He has access to CSIR and has come into contact with individuals in that centre. He had the opportunity to access the facility where the department's ocean gliders are kept and maintained. The facility is called Sea Technology Services located at V&A Waterfront. He had the chance to physically measure the exact same glider used to collect the data he is currently working on, plus also see the oceanographic platforms and instruments available. For MB, given the right access to funds, the department of Oceanography (at UCT) has a great potential to become a world leader in this area as there exists the right forms of leadership in place, as well as motivation, forward thinking, and plenty of energy. It was a privilege to spend time there he concluded.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Urban sustainability collaboration 
Organisation Asian Institute of Technology
Country Thailand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We (UEA) led the project and provided expertise in the understanding and analysis of climate data and of social responses to climate change. We also provided expertise in understanding the past from an archaeological perspective.
Collaborator Contribution UKZN and University of Nairobi provided expertise in understanding governance issues related to resilience to climate change and conducted case studies. Oxfam GB provided insights on regional context for development. BuroHappold Engineering provided expertise on how to inform urban planning at the highest possible level. AIT provided expertise on key principles of urban development.
Impact The project has been instrumental in the development of several major activities within the Tyndall Centre: (1) a new research theme on 'Overcoming poverty with climate actions' that underpins the 2018-2022 research strategy of the Tyndall Centre, (2) the submission of a large grant for the GCRF call for interdisciplinary Hubs (unfortunately no invited to full submission). We are preparing a Tyndall working paper and several publications detailing the outcome of the project.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Urban sustainability collaboration 
Organisation BuroHappold Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We (UEA) led the project and provided expertise in the understanding and analysis of climate data and of social responses to climate change. We also provided expertise in understanding the past from an archaeological perspective.
Collaborator Contribution UKZN and University of Nairobi provided expertise in understanding governance issues related to resilience to climate change and conducted case studies. Oxfam GB provided insights on regional context for development. BuroHappold Engineering provided expertise on how to inform urban planning at the highest possible level. AIT provided expertise on key principles of urban development.
Impact The project has been instrumental in the development of several major activities within the Tyndall Centre: (1) a new research theme on 'Overcoming poverty with climate actions' that underpins the 2018-2022 research strategy of the Tyndall Centre, (2) the submission of a large grant for the GCRF call for interdisciplinary Hubs (unfortunately no invited to full submission). We are preparing a Tyndall working paper and several publications detailing the outcome of the project.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Urban sustainability collaboration 
Organisation Oxfam GB
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We (UEA) led the project and provided expertise in the understanding and analysis of climate data and of social responses to climate change. We also provided expertise in understanding the past from an archaeological perspective.
Collaborator Contribution UKZN and University of Nairobi provided expertise in understanding governance issues related to resilience to climate change and conducted case studies. Oxfam GB provided insights on regional context for development. BuroHappold Engineering provided expertise on how to inform urban planning at the highest possible level. AIT provided expertise on key principles of urban development.
Impact The project has been instrumental in the development of several major activities within the Tyndall Centre: (1) a new research theme on 'Overcoming poverty with climate actions' that underpins the 2018-2022 research strategy of the Tyndall Centre, (2) the submission of a large grant for the GCRF call for interdisciplinary Hubs (unfortunately no invited to full submission). We are preparing a Tyndall working paper and several publications detailing the outcome of the project.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Urban sustainability collaboration 
Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We (UEA) led the project and provided expertise in the understanding and analysis of climate data and of social responses to climate change. We also provided expertise in understanding the past from an archaeological perspective.
Collaborator Contribution UKZN and University of Nairobi provided expertise in understanding governance issues related to resilience to climate change and conducted case studies. Oxfam GB provided insights on regional context for development. BuroHappold Engineering provided expertise on how to inform urban planning at the highest possible level. AIT provided expertise on key principles of urban development.
Impact The project has been instrumental in the development of several major activities within the Tyndall Centre: (1) a new research theme on 'Overcoming poverty with climate actions' that underpins the 2018-2022 research strategy of the Tyndall Centre, (2) the submission of a large grant for the GCRF call for interdisciplinary Hubs (unfortunately no invited to full submission). We are preparing a Tyndall working paper and several publications detailing the outcome of the project.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Urban sustainability collaboration 
Organisation University of Nairobi
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We (UEA) led the project and provided expertise in the understanding and analysis of climate data and of social responses to climate change. We also provided expertise in understanding the past from an archaeological perspective.
Collaborator Contribution UKZN and University of Nairobi provided expertise in understanding governance issues related to resilience to climate change and conducted case studies. Oxfam GB provided insights on regional context for development. BuroHappold Engineering provided expertise on how to inform urban planning at the highest possible level. AIT provided expertise on key principles of urban development.
Impact The project has been instrumental in the development of several major activities within the Tyndall Centre: (1) a new research theme on 'Overcoming poverty with climate actions' that underpins the 2018-2022 research strategy of the Tyndall Centre, (2) the submission of a large grant for the GCRF call for interdisciplinary Hubs (unfortunately no invited to full submission). We are preparing a Tyndall working paper and several publications detailing the outcome of the project.
Start Year 2017
 
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 Tyndall Travel Tracker blog at Future Earth 
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 A blog encouraging dialogue around and the eventual reduction of the high carbon footprint of academics working in climate related research.

For climate researchers to be in personal support of the UK Climate Change Act's 'intended path' requires immediately flying less by 50% compared to their 2010-2015 level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.futureearth.org/blog/2016-jan-19/tyndall-travel-tracker-cumulatively-changing-our-travel-...
 
Description UNFCCC COP18 Exhibit in November 2011, Durban, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Many delegates engaged in discussions.

Some delegates attended the Climate Change and Development short summer course at UEA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description UNFCCC COP18 Exhibit in November 2012, Doha, Qatar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Many delegates came to the stand, discussed the findings and asked questions.

Some delegates attended the Climate Change and Development short summer course at UEA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description UNFCCC COP19 Exhibit in November 2013, Warsaw Poland 
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 Tyndall held an exibit stand showing research from its partnership on climate change adaptation and mitigation, and research on Global Carbon Budgets.

The stand received a large number of visitors. Many registered to follow the UEA climate and development summer short course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
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/politicians
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/politicians
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/politicians
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 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 IPCC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Evidence was included in published report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/energy-and-climate-change...
 
Description response to enquiry on carbon budget of EAC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Evidence was included in published report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-commi...
 
Description response to enquiry on low carbon innocation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Evidence was reflected in final report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/energy-and-climate-change...
 
Description response to enquiry on low-carbon growth links with China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We were invited to provide oral evidence.

Our submission was reflected in the published report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmenergy/529/529we03.htm
 
Description response to enquiry on maritime strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Submission was included in the published report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/transport-committee/news/...
 
Description response to enquiry on public understanding of climate and its policy implications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Evidence was included in published report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-co...
 
Description response to enquiry on shale gas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Our submission was reflected in the published report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/energy-and-climate-change...