The Talanoa Dialogue, informed by the IPCC special report on 1.5°C, should ultimately result in ramping up the next round of climate pledges. This event will present the latest 1.5°C science in terms of already present and projected climate impacts and look at some concrete measures key sectors of the economy could undertake to enable the large, rapid emission cuts urgently needed to limit warming to 1.5°C.
The event will include a panel discussion with delegates from SIDS and LDCs to place these scientific findings and policy recommendationa in the context of the UNFCCC process, take stock of progress at the SB48 session and look at what next steps are necessary to ensure that the Talanoa Dialogue results in increasing ambition of the next round of pledges.
Presentations by Climate Analytics and Climate Action Tracker experts will focus on the latest scientific findings in the context of the three guiding questions of the Talanoa dialogue.
H. E. Ambassador Janine Coye-Felson, Deputy UN Permanent Representative, Belize
H. E. Ambassador Colin Beck, UN Permanent Representative, Solomon Islands
Ms Madeleine Diouf Sarr, Head of Division, Climate and Environment Directorate, Senegal
Mr Carlos Fuller, International & Regional Liaison Officer, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
Moderation: Mr Leon Charles (Grenada)
Where are we?
The world has already warmed around 1°C since pre-industrial times. What climate impacts have we already observed and how are they impacting global health, economies and development? What are the key developments in renewable energy technology and deployment, which rapidly make it a better economic bet than fossil fuels and can act as a springboard for more ambitious NDCs?
Where do we want to go?
Dr Adelle Thomas
Any additional warming will cause climate impacts to mount, hitting vulnerable populations – such as SIDS and LDCs – the hardest. What are the projected impacts for crops, ocean systems, SLR and weather extremes?
How do we get there?
Dr Bill Hare & Jasmin Cantzler
What pathways can get us to 1.5°C? What carbon budget and what does the new generation of scenarios tell us about the pathways to limit warming to 1.5°C? And what is the role of negative emissions? What measures that could be undertaken to decarbonise the key sectors of the economy, including energy, transport, industry and agriculture, to enable the large emission cuts that are urgently needed to limit warming to 1.5°C, in the context of a rapidly changing technological environment?
Delegates from SIDS and LDCs will join us for a panel discussion to place these scientific findings and policy recommendationa in the context of the UNFCCC process, take stock of progress at the SB48 session and look at what next steps are necessary to ensure that the Talanoa Dialogue results in increasing ambition of the next round of pledges.