Ben Sanderson is a senior researcher on climate mitigation.
Can we achieve the Paris Agreement? How do we represent known unknowns in climate models? What is the cost of failure?
In order to reduce uncertainty, we have to represent uncertainty.
Climate risk assessments require linking mitigation decisions to impacts and their consequences. In order to get there, we need to reconsider how we design climate experiments: focusing on risks linked to decisions.
Ben's research aims to achieve this through better characterisation of uncertainties of mitigation technology and negative emissions, formal statistical tools to highlight conditional risks of mitigation decisions and robust characterization of how climate risks at the global scale project onto the human scale.
Back to the future: About scenarios and what they can tell us
The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) completes its trilogy on causes, impacts and solutions relating to global warming. The key to understanding the solutions lie in the scenarios that illustrate how society may develop towards a carbon-free future.
PROVIDE: Paris Agreement Overshooting – Reversibility, Climate Impacts and Adaptation Needs
Overshooting the Paris Agreement 1.5°C temperature thresholds is a distinct possibility, but what does such temperature overshoots imply for the planning and design of adaptation action? The PROVIDE project will deliver information on overshoot scenarios and expected impacts and their reversibility, covering both sectors and geographical regions. The information will directly feed into adaptation action.
Climate impacts internationally | Adaptation | Climate Models
ESM2025: Earth system models for the future
The ESM2025 EU-funded research project aims to build a new generation of Earth system models better fitted to support the development of mitigation and adaptation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement.
4C – Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century
The EU-funded project 4C (Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century) aims to fill the knowledge gap surrounding climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide emissions by reducing the uncertainty in our quantitative understanding of carbon-climate interactions and feedbacks.
Climate Models | Carbon emissions globally | Temperature changes | Carbon budget