Climate Change is one of the key issues in this century. The reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions is essential and reductions of 80% compared with present levels are being discussed as required to avoid 'dangerous' climate change (i.e. warming over 2 degrees Celsius). The reduction of greenhouse gases, i.e. mitigation, requires efforts at all levels and by all parties. Similarly, climate change adaptation, i.e. adapting to the inevitable impacts of a changing climate, is increasingly recognised as a collective (common but differentiated) responsibility. Cimate policy is one important way of addressing these challenges. Other initiatives are driven by grassroots organisations or industry bodies.
The following projects address climate change, either through researching opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions or by exploring adaptation options to a changing climate.
Protected Areas, Energy and Climate Change
Peak Oil Think Tank
Energy technologies for reducing GHG emissions
Towards a renewable electricity system
Adapting to climate change in New Zealand
Tourism's GHG emissions
South Pacific Tourism and Climate Change
Sea Ice- Cruise ship tourism