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DARE-UK is a research project funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council under the Highlight Topics, a route for funding strategic research.

DARE-UK develops systems to estimate greenhouse gas emissions to improve the accuracy of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory reports. This also allows us to better understand whether we are meeting our emission reduction targets. This research supports the UKs emission reporting to the UN Climate Change Convention Secretariat.

The project focuses on three major greenhouse gases responsible for global warming: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). UK emissions are estimated based on land, ocean and atmospheric observations coupled with novel modelling techniques.