Recognising the need to rapidly reduce carbon emissions but not really knowing what this would mean, the Welsh Assembly Government commissioned a research project led by Tyndall Manchester and assisted by ourselves.
We were closely involved in all aspects of the work which focused on understanding how Wales might achieve three different rates of carbon reductions – 3% reductions per annum, 6% reductions per annum, and 9% reductions per annum – and the implications of these on society. Looking at the higher reduction pathways was a fascinating learning process; highlighting the challenge of achieving this level of carbon reductions but also the possibility that it can be achieved. As part of the research we helped design and facilitate a workshop to engage with various stakeholders, discussing findings, gauging reactions, and generating more insights. The final report is available here.