IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C, NDCs and Cryosphere: Pathways for High Urgency and Ambition

Wednesday December 12, 16:45-18:15
Room Narew (Reception Follows, Room Wisla)

The IPCC SR on 1.5 Degrees outlined the few pathways remaining to minimise a broad range of climate impacts, including growing loss and damage from sea-level rise and other global feedbacks driven by polar and mountain regions. At this This COP24 Side Event we discuss the needed 2020 commitments to prevent irreversible changes and risks, including in cryosphere, with appropriate urgency and ambition.

Perito Moreno glacier, Patagonia, Argentina ©pclvv via Flickr


16:45 Welcome: Cryosphere Thresholds, NDCs and the 1.5 Degree Goal, Pam Pearson, Founder and Executive Director, ICCI

16:50 Greater Preservation of Mountain Glaciers and Water Resources at 1.5°C, Dirk Hoffman, Bolivian Mountain Institute

17:00 1.5°C Impacts, Sea-level Rise and Mitigation, Dr. Adelle Thomas, Climate Analytics

17:10 Greater Loss at 2 Degrees: What the SR1.5 Missed in Polar Ocean Acidification and Arctic Sea Ice, Dr. Peter Thor, Swedish Meteorological Institute

17: 25 Transformational 1.5°C pathways; Getting NDCs in line with the 1.5° Goal, Dr. Bill Hare & Claire Fyson, Climate Analytics

17:50 High-level Panel: Post-Talanoa: How Can NDCs Be Raised in Time to Prevent Cryosphere from Destabilising the Global Climate System?

H.E. Isabella Lövin, Sweden
H.E. Senator Sherwood Tibon, Republic of Marshall Islands
Undersecretary Stephanie Ávalos Calderón, Ecuador
Dr. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Former Vice-chair, IPCC

Organised by Climate Analytics, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) and Climate Policy Center.

Pam Pearson, +46-70-57 522 57,
Ela Smith, Climate Analytics, +49 152 56124061,