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Carbon Emissions: Research

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 8908, tabled on 4 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what studies examining the effect of carbon dioxide on temperature and climate change have received financial support from her Department in the last five years.

Answered on

14 September 2015

During the last five years, the Department has co-funded, with Defra, the Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme, which delivers scientific evidence on climate variability and change. The effect of carbon dioxide on temperature and climate change is one of the many research topics covered by the programme. More information can be found on the programme website: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/publicsector/climate-programme.

In addition, the Department has, since 2009, financially supported two separate phases of the AVOID Research Programme (2009-2013 and 2014-2016), both of which have involved rigorous examination of the effect of carbon dioxide on temperature and climate change. Reports summarising the analyses are available on the programme website: www.avoid.uk.net.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change