Tuesday 4 December 2018, 13:15-14:45, Room Wisla
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 was 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 was forward-thinking and stimulated discussion about the outcomes of the IPCC Special report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC (SR15) and the UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) to be released in 2019 to 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 addressed 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 also discussed 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 aimed 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.
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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
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
– 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
photos courtesy of IISD www.iisd.ca
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