Why accurate measurement is essential for effective climate action
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Many people don't know that the UK is leading in accurate measurement of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).
Jane Burston, Head of the Centre for Carbon Measurement at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and member of the Planet First Advisory Panel considers the importance of accurate measurement when it comes to effective action on climate change in her latest blog post.
"Without accurate baselines, it is impossible for countries to set their emissions reduction targets, and even harder to negotiate a convincing position in the global climate change talks."
Surrounding the subject of the need for accurate measurements, Jane considers:
The use of accurate of emission factors and what they mean
How the media gets their facts on concentrations of GHGs in the atmosphere
Which measurements help show which models are predicting particular climate variables correctly and enabling a sound evidence base for policy-makers.
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