Event: Meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement - update on the science and urgency of entry into force

Join us for this event in New York on 21 April – on the eve of the Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement, our experts will present their analysis of the delicately balanced global climate deal and the next steps for its entry into force and implementation. They will 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.

Date2016, April 21
Celebration following the adoption of the Paris Agreement on 12 December 2015 (Paris, Le Bourget)
 

Join our experts and panelists at at event in New York for discussion about the Paris Agreement from the perspective of vulnerable countries, the next steps in its the implementation, latest science, assessment of emission reduction pledges to date and the urgency of entry into force.

Thursday, 21st of April 2016

9:30am-2pm

Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY


R.S.V.P. by Monday 18th April 2016, to

Program

THE PARIS AGREEMENT, KEY FEATURES AND EARLY ENTRY INTO FORCE

The Paris Agreement: an ambitious and delicately balanced international agreementLeon Charles, Charles and Associates
Implications of early entry into force of the Paris AgreementDamon Jones, Senior Legal Advisor, Climate Analytics
The hard work starts now: implementing the Paris AgreementSandra Freitas, Director, Climate Analytics Togo

Moderated panel discussion
- H.E. Tony De Brum, Ambassador for Climate Change, Republic of the Marshall Islands
- H.E. Ambassador Caleb Otto, Permanent Representative to the UN, Republic of Palau
- Mr. Selwin C. Hart, Director of the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team
- Mr. Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group

UPDATE ON THE SCIENCE AND THE FEASIBILITY OF 1.5°C LIMIT AND WHY IT MATTERS FOR VULNERABLE COUNTRIES

Recent temperature records, the 1.5°C limit and what this means for vulnerable countriesBill Hare, CEO, Climate Analytics
How to get onto a 1.5°C pathway from countries’ emission pledges under the Paris AgreementFabio Sferra, Climate Policy Analyst, Climate Action Tracker

Moderated panel discussion
- H.E. Ambassador Colin Beck, Permanent Representative to the UN, Solomon Islands
- Mrs. Mafalda Duarte, Manager of the Climate Investment Funds
- Dr Ulrich Trotz, Deputy Director and Science Advisor, Caribbean Community Climate Change Center

Download full program here.

Refreshments will be served.