2050 strategies towards 1.5°C with States, Regions and Cities

16:45 – 18:15

UNFCCC COP22, Marrakech
Observer Room 6

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UNFCCC Climate Change Studio

This COP22 side event, organised jointly with The Climate Group and C40 Cities, looks at what do cities, states and regions need to deliver on the 1.5°C temperature limit in the Paris Agreement.

Ain Beni Mathar solar energy plant in Morocco, the host of the COP22 climate summit in November 2016. ©Philippe Roos, Flickr

Paris Agreement climate pledges (Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs) submitted to the UNFCCC only deliver greenhouse gas emission reductions policies that are heading towards 2.7°C warming, almost twice the 1.5˚C warming limit set out in this Agreement. This long term goal will not be achieved without engaging all political, social, economic, financial and cultural resources into climate action.

This event brings together a number of mayors, governors and other high level speakers who will present how they have defined what the 1.5°C limit means to them and present specific examples of types of actions needed to be delivered to reach this goal.

Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for Climate Change, will moderate the event.

More details will follow soon.