A conference starting on Tuesday lasting 3 days at the Met Office in Exeter, is mainly about the science. They hope it will lead to a better understanding of methods the world can employ to avoid catastrophic warming. The conference is sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
It will try to answer three questions:
- for different levels of climate change what are the key impacts, for different regions and sectors, and for the world as a whole?
- what would such levels imply in terms of greenhouse gas stabilisation concentrations and emission pathways required to achieve such levels?
- what technological options are there for achieving stabilisation of greenhouse gases at different concentrations in the atmosphere, taking into account costs and uncertainties?