At the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, the Conference of Parties (COP) invited the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) to provide a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.
The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C was launched on Monday 15th October. Following the report, the Royal Meteorological Society hosted an event titled, 'How to Avoid the Worst Effects of Climate Change'. This meeting offered a unique opportunity to meet two of the authors of the report. Prof Myles Allen, Head of Climate Dynamics, University of Oxford was an author on Chapter 1: Framing and Context and Dr Joeri Rogelj, Grantham Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London, an author of Chapter2: Mitigation Pathways Compatible with 1.5°C in the Context of Sustainable Development.
The event included two short presentations from both authors about their involvement and the content of the report followed by a Q&A session where the audience was invited to ask questions. You can find a recording of the event here.
The Royal Meteorological Society are hosting a meeting on the 14th of November in London which will explore the IPCC report in more detail, as well as its policy relevance. To register for our ‘Meeting a Global Temperature of 1.5 C’ please follow this link - https://www.rmets.org/event/meeting-global-temperature-goal-15-c
Sponsored by the Grantham Institute Climate Change and the Environment.