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1.5°C conference in Oxford

1.5°C conference in Oxford

Climate Analytics researchers are in Keble College in Oxford 20-22 September for the conference entitled “1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement.” The two-day meeting of over 200 prominent climate science and policy researchers aims to identify the key areas the scientific community will need to concentrate on to fill the research gap on the nature, benefits and feasibility of a 1.5°C world.
2016, September 20
Zero emission vehicles need to take over car market to reach 1.5°C limit: Climate Action Tracker

Zero emission vehicles need to take over car market to reach 1.5°C limit: Climate Action Tracker

Zero-emission vehicles need to reach a dominant market share by around 2035 for the world to meet the Paris Agreement’s lower warming limit of 1.5°C—and even that could be too late to avoid the need for significant negative emissions, according to new analysis by the Climate Action Tracker. This transformation of the passenger transport sector would also have to be accompanied by a decarbonisation of the power sector to ensure the electric vehicles (EV) are truly emissions free.
2016, September 15

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1.5°C - key facts

Since 2009 Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries have been calling for limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This page is an information pool for material around the 1.5°C temperature limit.
2015, November

Ratification Tracker

The Paris Agreement has a double threshold of 55 countries and 55% of global emissions that must both be met before it enters into force and becomes legally binding. It opened for signature on 22 April 2016. Climate Analytics tracks the progress of ratification on this page.
2016, April



Dr Tabea Lissner, who leads our work in the field of socio-ecological systems and vulnerability, explains how significant the differences in climate change impacts are between global warming levels of 1.5°C and 2°C in this Beyond Zero Emissions podcast. The podcast was produced with 3CR, an Australian community radio station in Melbourne.


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The 1.5°C temperature limit – a better climate for growth, development and food security

As part of this year's Climate Week NYC, we will hold an event focusing on how delivering on the 1.5°C temperature limit of the Paris Agreement will not only avoid severe risks and damages, especially to the most vulnerable, but will strongly contribute to global prosperity through enhanced food security, energy independence, health and wellbeing, livelihoods and resilience.  

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York City

Case for 1.5°C strengthens at New York Climate Week

Green makes the world go round – it’s a saying that’s especially apparent here in the hustle of New York. But when the Empire State Building lit up in green to mark the beginning of Climate Week, it signalled a different kind of rush entirely: the rush to ratify the Paris Agreement and for governments, businesses, NGOs, and citizens from all walks of life to take immediate and decisive action on climate change.  
23 September 2016

The spirit of Paris - alive and kicking

Today the presidents of the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas polluters, China and the US, ratified the Paris Agreement, making the possibility of its entry into force by the end of this year or early next ever more likely.  
03 September 2016

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Highlights: Day one at the 1.5C conference on climate change in Oxford

Highlights: Day one at the 1.5C conference on climate change in OxfordCarbon Brief

The Carbon Brief summary of the first day of the 1.5°C conference in Oxford, focusing on what evidence the scientific community will need to produce to feed into a special report on 1.5C, requested by the United Nations after Paris and due for publication in 2018. Climate Analytics' Carl Schleussner presented work on the differences in climate impacts between 1.5°C and 2°C levels of warming.

2016, September 21


Ethnic divides play a major role in many armed conflicts around the world and might serve as predetermined conflict lines following rapidly emerging societal tensions arising from disruptive events like natural disasters. We find evidence in global datasets that risk of armed-conflict outbreak is enhanced by climate-related disaster occurrence in ethnically fractionalized countries. Although we find no indications that environmental disasters directly trigger armed conflicts, our results imply that disasters might act as a threat multiplier in several of the world’s most conflict-prone regions.