Climate & Emissions
Supporting cities to achieve net zero and research into coastal engineering and management
In 2008 the UK was the first major economy to pass a Climate Change Act committing the Government to 80% reduction in emissions from 1990 levels by 2050, which was augmented in 2019 to net zero emissions by the same date. ECCD are researching regional and city emission footrinting across the Solent to develop engineering solutions to city-level emissions considering the practicality and costs of various methods and approaches.
Our work investigates costal engineering, management and vulnerability developing solutions for the current state and future conditions determining regions that are vulnerable to change. Our research provides evidence to governments and non-government organisations to understand how to manage and implement sustainable interventions while manging the competing interests at the local and national scale.