Events

20/09/2017
The ‘Islands COP’ 2017: 1.5°C Science, Significance and ingredients for success

Fiji’s presidency of COP23, the first ‘Islands COP,’ offers an opportunity for SIDS and other most vulnerable countries to put their concerns and ambitions at the forefront of the negotiations and in the implementation process. This event will present the latest science on climate impacts on small islands to underscore the urgency of action, discuss the key ingredients for success of COP23 and opportunities to accelerate Paris Agreement implementation.  

Climate Action Hub, Instituto Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

Past Events

This event will focus on what is needed for rapid decarbonisation for the world to get onto a 1.5°C pathway, in line with the Paris Agreement. Our analysts will present the benefits of the 1.5°C limit, demonstrate the latest positive technological and political developments and outline concrete steps for rapid decarbonisation. It will also discuss the key political moments that provide opportunities to move climate action forward.  
We're launching a new report that elaborates a strategy for phasing-out coal in the European Union and its member states and provides a science based shut-down schedule of coal power plants in line with the Paris Agreement long-term temperature goal. Join us for a discussion with report authors and European political decision makers and diverse civil society actors.  
This COP22 side event, organised jointly with The Climate Group and C40 Cities, looks at what cities, states and regions need to do deliver on the 1.5°C temperature limit in the Paris Agreement.  
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.  
On the eve of the Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement, our experts present their analysis of the delicately balanced global climate deal and the next steps for its entry into force and implementation. They also clarify the latest climate science, assess the emission reduction pledges to date and debate how the world can adopt pathways consistent with the agreement to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C.  
Climate Analytics event focusing of some of the key issues for vulnerable countries following the adoption of the Paris Agreement, an exploration of what the 1.5°C temperature limit means for European climate policy and steps in the implementation of the agreement.