Towards a 2°C future: emission reduction scenarios for Wales

D. Calverley, R. Wood, S. Mander, K. Anderson, S. Glynn, F. Nicholls

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    The Welsh Assembly Government is already demonstrating strong leadership onsustainable development, putting associated principles at the heart of the Assembly Government vision for the future. Climate change is a central issue within the recently published One Wales: One Planet, The Sustainable Development Scheme of the Welsh Assembly Government, as is the desire to respond to its challenges in a meaningful way. A more detailed programme of action for dealing with climate impacts is being prepared and the Climate Change Strategy is due for publication before the end of 2009. This current work, Commissioned by the Climate Change Commission for Wales working with the Welsh Assembly Government, will contribute to its development.The research explored the implications of annual emissions reductions beyond the 3% by 2011 already pledged, and informed by wide academic debate on the need to limit temperature rise to a maximum 2oC to avoid ‘dangerous’ climate change.The primary objectives of the project were to:· gain a better understanding of the implications of different emission reductionscenarios for people, communities and organisations in Wales· identify, for key sectors, the broad practical impact of these different scenariosand the type and scope of policy interventions, regulation and financialincentives and penalties that would be required· assess current Welsh proposals against the demands accompanying a 2°Ccommitment, including whether they “lock-out” even greater reductions in keyareas in the future· undertake a provisional appraisal of the barriers, challenges, opportunities andcosts in each key area
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationManchester
    PublisherUniversity of Manchester
    Number of pages79
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010


    • cumulative emissions, mitigation scenarios, 2°C, Wales, devolved administration


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