Climate change

'Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now' Barack Obama

Key to the success of the Paris Agreement (December 2015) will be the development of tools to help countries understand what they emit.

The ACRG makes high-precision measurements of all greenhouse gases listed under the Kyoto Protocol, including CO2, CH4, N2O and halocarbons. Using models, we can estimate emissions of these gases at global, national and regional levels, providing a valuable independent tool to guide the development of greenhouse gas emissions inventories.

Find out more about individual projects involving the ACRG using the links to the right.


MOYA is a multi-instituational NERC funded project designed to examine the global atmospheric methane budget


DARE-UK develops systems to estimate greenhouse gas emissions to improve the accuracy and transparency of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory reports


The UK DECC network is comprised of four tall-tower observatories making high frequency greenhouse/onzone-depleting gas measurements

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