Cabot Institute Annual Lecture: The Paris Agreement – where are we now?
University of Bristol
New evidence. A new call for action.
In 2015 world leaders gathered in Paris to approve a landmark Agreement – to keep average temperature rises to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; and to aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C. To achieve this aim, almost every country in the world has committed to reducing their emissions for the first time in history.
But what will a 1.5 degree world look like? How different will it be to today’s world? And how likely is it we can achieve it?
In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the world’s most authoritative means of collating and publishing climate research – will launch a report answering just this.
During this prestigious evening lecture, Professor Tony Payne of the Cabot Institute for the Environment and the School of Geographical Sciences, and a lead author to the report, joined the stage with Dr Alix Dietzel, Dr Jo House, and Dr Dann Mitchell to offer a first-hand introduction to what the findings mean for our future – both here in Bristol and globally. We explore the implications of everything from sea-level rise to climate injustice, and from extreme weather to how we plan the use of our land.
Listen as we uncover the meaning of new evidence, and discuss the actions that could help us achieve a sustainable and resilient future.
This event is partnered with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as part of Great Green Britain Week.
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