In Paris last year, 195 countries agreed to ‘hold the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C’ (herein referred to as ‘the global temperature goal’). The UK would like to understand the different ways ‘well-below’ 2°C can be interpreted, the implications of achieving the global temperature goal, and what this would mean for a national ‘net zero greenhouse gas emissions’ goal.
This short programme of interdisciplinary research specifically aims to improve understanding of the implications of an increase in global temperature of 1.5°C and 2°C relative to pre-industrial levels to inform UK and international climate policy. It will seek to fill existing knowledge gaps on the environmental, economic and societal impacts and risks of both the resulting climate change and the mitigation actions needed to achieve the global temperature goal of the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It also aims to clearly communicate these findings to policymakers through direct engagement and through a contribution to a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
This programme of work will comprise a set of complementary, interdisciplinary projects that will enable policymakers to understand the implications of the global temperature goal in a holistic, integrated manner. It will build on existing work including the AVOID2 programme, and complement the joint NERC-BEIS-funded programme on ‘Understanding the pathways to and impacts of a 1.5°C rise in global temperature’ by focusing on the socio-economic and technological aspects of the global temperature goal, and other related on-going projects.
How to apply — UK Shared Business Services eSourcing
As part of the strategic alliance between UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS), UK SBS can use the CCS eSourcing Suite for future procurements.
If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.
Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing email@example.com.
Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered Bidder; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.
Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
The Sourcing documents can then be accessed on the eSourcing Suite at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in the Specification documents within Contracts Finder.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk: Telephone: 0345 010 3503
Training documents to support Bidders utilise Emptoris CCS eSourcing are available in the Contracts Finder Tender documents section.