Where are we and where do we want to go - Impacts avoided by limiting warming to 1.5°C
Tuesday, 27 November, 2018, 18:30 – 20:30
Humboldt Universität Auditorium 2091, main building, Unter den Linden 6 10117 Berlin
The recently released landmark IPCC report provides comprehensive evidence of the impacts of climate change today and how they will increase with 1.5°C warming and even more with 2°C. The project HAPPI-DE has contributed significantly to the science base underlying the 1.5°C special report. This event will showcase the main findings of HAPPI-DE in the context of the IPCC special report and discuss its significance for the upcoming climate conference COP24 and the Talanoa Dialogue with experts from government and civil society.
The landmark report on the impacts of 1.5 °C global warming recently released by the IPCC, provides comprehensive evidence of the impacts of climate change today and how they will increase with 1.5°C warming and even more with 2°C. The consortium project HAPPI-DE, with partners from Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (GU), Climate Service Center (GERICS), Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH, Hamburg (DKRZ) and Climate Analytics, has contributed significantly to the science base underlying the 1.5°C special report.
HAPPI-DE has specifically contributed global and regional climate model simulations, as well as impact model simulations in the agriculture and water sector. The findings of the special report are of great relevance for the political processes currently underway within the climate negotiations, in particular the “Talanoa Dialogue” that will be concluded at the upcoming climate conference (COP) in Katowice in December. The Dialogue will be centered around the guiding questions of ‘where are we?,’ ‘where do we want to go?’ and ‘how do we get there?’ The results of the HAPPI-DE project and the findings of the IPCC special report on the climate impacts of 1.5°C more generally will help to inform the first two of those questions.
The symposium will showcase the main findings of HAPPI-DE in the context of the IPCC special report and will discuss its significance for the upcoming climate conference and the Talanoa Dialogue with experts from government and civil society.
18:15 Registration + drinks
18:30 Welcome + setting the scene, Dr. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Climate Analytics
18:45 Impacts of 1.5°C in the IPCC special report, Tania Guillen, GERICS
19:05 The HAPPI DE project, Members of the HAPPI-DE consortium
19:45 Panel discussion – Political context and relevance of the 1.5 °C report for the upcoming COP
20:30 Drinks + food
Matthias Duwe Head of the Climate unit at Ecologic Institute
Tania Guillen Tania Guillen Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), chapter scientist in the IPCC 1.5°C report and partner in the HAPPI-DE project
Dr. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner Head of Climate Science and Impacts at Climate Analytics and coordinator of the HAPPI-DE project
Dr. Christiane Textor Head of the German IPCC Coordination Office
Moderator – Anja Köhne, Deutsche Allianz Klimawandel & Gesundheit