COP24 Side Event- How possible are “system transitions” consistent with global warming of 1.5?

■ Title:How possible are “system transitions” consistent with global warming of 1.5?

■ Date13:00-14:30, 6 December 2018
■Venue:COP24 Japan Pavilion (E-31) Level 0

 

 

Program: http://copjapan.env.go.jp/cop/cop24/events/2018-12-06/01/

In October 2018, 48th Session of the IPCC accepted the Summary for Policymakers of the “Global Warming of 1.5℃: An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 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”. In C2 of this Summary for Policymakers, it states with high confidence that “[p]athways limiting global warming to 1.5℃ with no or limited overshoot would require rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban and infrastructure (including transport and buildings), and industrial systems”.

This side event  feature a keynote speech on the special report on global warming of 1.5℃ followed by brief introductions of on-going transition research and actions in various fields, as well as discussions on whether the stated “system transitions” are possible.

 

Draft programme:

13:00 – 13:05 (5 min) Opening and framing presentation

Mikiko Kainuma, IGES

13:05 – 13:25 (20 min) Overview of the IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5℃

Jim Skea, Co-Chair, IPCC WGIII

13:25 – 13:35 (10 min) Transition of energy intensive processing industries: How do we deal with GHG emissions that have the most impact?

Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (WI)

13:35 – 14:25 (50 min) Panel discussion: How possible are “system transitions” consistent with global warming of 1.5?

Sergio la Motta, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)

Yann Briand, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

Jean-Charles Hourcade, Center for International Research on Environment and Development (CIRED)

Hanna Fekete, NewClimate Institute

Stefan Lechtenböhmer, WI

Mikiko Kainuma, IGES

 

Facilitator: Hironori Hamanaka, IGES

14:25 – 14:30 (5 min) Wrap-up

 

 

 

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