Funded by DECC, DEFRA, NERC and LWEC.
AVOID 2 was a UK government funded climate change research programme involving a multi-disciplinary consortium of UK research organisations. The programme ran from February 2014 to March 2016, following on from the first AVOID programme (2009-2013). The programme provided scientifically-robust, policy-relevant answers to questions directly related to the Ultimate Objective of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is to ‘prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system’.
I worked on Knowledge Integration for the programme, with the aim of communicating the scientific results effectively to an audience of informed but non-expert policymakers.
The outputs included a series of Policy Cards providing an in-depth but non-technical summary of the most policy-relevant outcomes of the AVOID2 programme, integrated by theme across the different work packages.