Unrestrained emissions of greenhouse gases due to human activity are likely to lead to dangerous and perhaps catestrophic climate change (IPCC). The most straightforward way to limit this climate change to managable proportions is to limit our emissions. This limiting of the emissions is called climate change mitigation and requires world wide political cooperation.
The UK is the first county to implement a legally binding commitment to limit future emissions (Climate Change Act 2008). In support of this UK Climate Change Act the government has set up an advisory body called The Climate Change Committee, and a research program called AVOID that provides key advice to the UK Government on avoiding dangerous climate change. Climate modelling work in CATE has contributed to these initiatives.