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Long-term climate strategies for 1.5ºC

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Science and long-term strategies: Knowing where we need to be and how we can get there.
When: 9 May from 15:00-16:30
Where: Bonn Conference Center Management GmbH, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2, 53113 Bonn, Germany

We are falling short of our Paris global warming goals. In 2015, nations agreed to limit temperature rise to well below 2ºC and strive for 1.5ºC - yet we are already seeing warming of 1.2ºC. People all over the world are facing climate change devastation, and the instability and poverty it brings.

We need to act immediately to get back on course, to fight climate change in line with the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

To do so, national emissions reductions plans must be improved urgently.This side-event will focus on the scientific basis for staying under 1.5°C and the importance of ambitious long-term strategies to tell us how to get there.

Speakers and panelists:
  • Ulrikka Aarnio, CAN Europe: Introduction and moderation
  • Bill Hare, Climate Analytics: Update on the science - scenarios for getting to 1.5°C
  • Paula Caballero, World Resources Institute: Why a long-term vision matters for 1.5°C
  • Imke Lübbeke, WWF: Ranking and guidance on long-term plans, from the MaxiMiseR project
  • Country respondents: 
    • Tom Van Ierland, European Commission
    • Representative of a national government (tbc)
Followed by a Q&A session.

For anyone not in Bonn, you can follow the presentations and listen to the audio at this link on Tuesday 15:00-16:30 CEST (13:00-14:30 GMT/UTC).


Imke Luebbeke
Project Director

Sarah Azau
Senior Communication & Media Officer