Event, 9 May: Long-term climate strategies for 1.5ºC

Panel event: Science and long-term strategies:
Knowing where we need to be and how we can get there

Tuesday 9 May, 15:00-16:30 CET, Bonn, Germany

We are falling short of our Paris global warming goals. In 2015, nations agreed to limit temperature rise to well below 2ºC and strive for 1.5ºC - yet we are already seeing warming of 1.2ºC. People all over the world are facing climate change devastation, and the instability and poverty it brings.

We need to act immediately to get back on course, to fight climate change in line with the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

To do so, national emissions reductions plans must be improved urgently.

This side-event will focus on the scientific basis for staying under 1.5°C and the importance of ambitious long-term strategies to tell us how to get there.

Speakers and panelists:

  • Ulrikka Aarnio, CAN Europe: Introduction and moderation
  • Bill Hare, Climate Analytics: Update on the science - scenarios for getting to 1.5°C
  • Paula Caballero, World Resources Institute: Why a long-term vision matters for 1.5°C
  • Imke Lübbeke, WWF: Ranking and guidance on long-term plans, from theMaxiMiseR project
  • Country respondents: 
    - Tom Van Ierland, European Commission
    - Representative of a national government (tbc)

Followed by a Q&A session.

or anyone not in Bonn, you can follow the presentations and listen to the audio at this link on Tuesday 15:00-16:30 CEST (13:00-14:30 GMT/UTC).

Time and address:
Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 15.00-16.30 CET
Room Berlin (112)
Bonn Conference Center Management GmbH
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2
53113 Bonn, Germany

To attend please confirm to Gillian Nelson, CAN International, by Monday 8 May: gnelson@climatenetwork.org.