Climate action is accelerating, but greenhouse gas emissions are yet to peak. Our efforts peak global emissions in the next few years and then rapidly reduce these in the coming years will be decisive for our ability to limit warming to 1.5°C. The paths to get there are numerous – but as emissions rise, the more likely it is we will have to temporarily overshoot 1.5°C before being able bringing temperatures back below 1.5°C by the end of the century. The more substantial this overshoot period is, the more likely some climate impacts will become irreversible and/or tipping points crossed.
This webinar, to be held on Sep 8, 2023 05:00 PM, hosted by the PROVIDE Horizon Europe project looking at climate overshoot, will feature presentations and expert discussion on what the latest science suggests overshoot of 1.5°C could look like, what the implications are for our planet and societies, and how this should inform climate action today. Implications for the speed of emissions reductions, impacts and adaptation efforts, loss and damage will all be touched on, as well as expert views on untested technologies such as solar geoengineering.
Speakers Prof. Dr. Sabine Fuss (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin) Prof. Dr. Joeri Rogelj (Grantham Institute, Imperial College, London) Dr. Benjamin Sanderson (Center for International Climate Research, Oslo) Kaisa Kosonen (Greenpeace International) Dr. Philippe Tulkens (Head of Unit “Climate and Planetary Boundaries” in the Research and Innovation Directorate General of the European Commission) Moderation Prof. Dr. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner (Climate Analytics, Berlin).