To predict how the climate may change it is essential to understand the role of feedback loops within the earth’s climate system. However, until recently feedbacks were poorly understood by the academic community and were rarely considered in climate policy formation. The role of feedbacks within the climate system is likely become an important part of climate policy discussions, as evidenced by The Committee on Climate Change’s ongoing review of the Fourth Carbon budget.
This briefing brought together senior representatives from academia, business and NGOs to discuss with parliamentarians the policy implications of feedbacks in the climate system, including the risks associated with climate feedbacks.
The briefing was a closed roundtable event, a summary of the event is available here ( PDF 107 KB).