Understanding the Pathways to and Impacts of a 1.5°C Rise in Global Temperature: Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 16:00 on 18 August 2016

NERC and the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) are inviting research proposals under a new strategic research programme - Understanding the Pathways to and Impacts of a 1·5°C Rise in Global Temperature. The programme aims to undertake research to address the novel national and international research needs arising from the Paris Agreement to "strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change…. and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1·5°C above pre-industrial levels…."

Three potential science areas have been identified for research in this area.

  1. Linkage between the cumulative level of future net emissions of greenhouse gases and future temperature increases in the 1·5-2·0°C range.
  2. Feasibility of pathway options that limit warming to 1·5°C and their additional consequences.
  3. Environmental impacts of a 1·5°C temperature rise compared with 2°C.

Up to £700,000 is available for this call. The programme will support up to seven small projects of a maximum of £100,000 each (80% full economic cost) and up to 12 months' duration.

Funded projects will build on the work of the AVOID2 programme and similar studies. Given the relatively short duration of this programme, applicants must be able to show a proven track record in this area of work.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 197KB)


For further information please contact:

Simon Howe
01793 418015