How can we meet the 1.5C target and what are the consequences if we don’t
Where: EU Pavilion, COP 24
Date: 13 December
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
We are currently not on track to meet the Paris Agreement targets of limiting global warming to 1.5°C or even well below 2°C. What could be the long-term changes in regional and global climate and what could be the implications for biodiversity, ecosystem services and water resources in Europe be if we exceed these targets? What role can a timely coal phase-out play in getting the world on track to limiting warming to 1.5°C? What technological, social and institutional innovation policies are needed to avoid these impacts and limit global warming to 1.5°C?
This event discusses the research results from three EU projects DEEDS, CARISMA and HELIX, as well as the work of Climate Analytics. It will discuss how important it is, why and how to meet the 1.5C target. It will present more detailed projections of global and regional climate change and new models of impacts in the natural world and human systems. It will also discuss how the targets would be achieved through deep decarbonisation, with a particular focus on ridding the global energy system of coal, and innovation, and will solicit comments and reflections from policymakers.
- Zoi Vrontisi, Project Manager and Scientific Researcher, E3Modelling
- Bill Hare, CEO, Climate Analytics
- Emilie Alberola, Program Director, I4CE
- Prof Richard Betts, University of Exeter and Met Office HadleyCentre
- World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) (tbc)