UNFCCC COP-24 side-event: Achieving the SDGs in a 1.5 degree warmer world

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 13:15-14:45, Room Wisla
Katowice, Poland

What are the impacts of 1,5°C and avoided risks on ecosystems and human well-being compared to 2°C? What cooperative actions are needed to communicate, mitigate, adapt and reduce risks? How can we better align Climate Action with 2030 Agenda? How do we finance climate resilient development?

This side-event is the result of a partnership between the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), the German Committee Future Earth, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC).

The event will be forward-thinking and stimulate discussion about the outcomes of the IPCC Special report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC (SR15) and the upcoming UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) to be released in 2019. The GSDR Report will provide guidance on the state of global sustainable development from a scientific perspective towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

SR15 focuses on key issues that will guide negotiations for the implementation of the Paris Agreement by Parties. The SR15 report deals with the requirements to limit warming to 1.5°C (mitigation pathways), the impacts of 1.5°C of warming compared to 2°C and higher, the global response to climate change and how to strengthen these (mitigation and adaptation options) and the efforts to eradicate poverty.

Our panelists will address questions related to these two reports and discuss how to increase cooperation and ambition among countries with the aim to support action based on the best available scientific knowledge. The event will also discuss how new scientific knowledge on different mitigation pathways can guide Green Climate Fund projects on the ground and contribute to policy for the implementation of long-term sustainable decisions, from local to regional levels. Additionally, the event will aim to identify how we can strengthen regional niches, specifically small island developing states (such as the Caribbean region), possible synergies and trade-offs to implement the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.

Presentations

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IPCC SR15: linking 2030 Agenda & Paris Agreement, Thelma Krug, Vice-Chair IPCC

Climate action & sustainable development, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Member of the independent group of scientists of GSDR 2019

Climate resilient development & IPCC SR15, Douglas Leys, General Counsel Green Climate Fund

Agenda

13:15-13:17 Opening
Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, Mexico, Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit, IAI, German Committee Future Earth / DFG

13:17-13:30 IPCC SR15: linking 2030 Agenda & Paris Agreement
Thelma Krug, Vice-Chair IPCC

13:30-14:00 Remarks
– Climate action & sustainable development
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Member of the independent group of scientists of GSDR 2019

– Climate impacts and reduced risks of 1.5°C of specific regions
Daniela Jacob, Chapter Lead Author IPCC SR15

– Climate resilient development & IPCC SR15
Douglas Leys, General Counsel Green Climate Fund

14:00-14:40 Panel discussion on “What cooperative actions are needed to better align the goals of the Paris Agreement with SDGs?”
· Thelma Krug, IPCC
· Douglas Leys, Green Climate Fund
· Daniela Jacob, IPCC
· Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, GSDR
· Xiaohua Zhang, UNOSSC

14:40-14:45 Conclusion, special announcement & way forward

Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, Mexico, Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit

Thelma Krug, Vice-Chair IPCC

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, GSDR 2019

 

Daniela Jacob, Chapter Lead Author IPCC SR15

 

Douglas Leys, General Counsel Green Climate Fund

 

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Notification 23: Side event organized by the IAI and partners during Twenty-fourth session of Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC English – Spanish