Joint side event of Climate Analytics and the Government of Switzerland at the 56th Session of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies
The Paris Agreement commits all countries to take ambitious steps to guarantee a low carbon future and limit warming to 1.5°C. This goal is still in reach but requires immediate and ambitious action across all sectors of society.
Exceeding 1.5°C warming would increase the risks of crossing tipping points with potential far-reaching and irreversible consequences. However, scientific information on these tipping points remains scattered.
At this high-level event, Climate Analytics experts outlined the latest IPCC WGIII science, 1.5°C compatible national pathways and sectoral transformations, and the Government of Switzerland made a call for an IPCC Special Report on “Climate Tipping Points and their Implications for Habitability and Resources”.
- H.E. Amb Franz Perrez, Head of the Swiss Delegation for UNFCCC, Switzerland Ambassador for the Environment (Opening)
- Prof. Thomas Stocker, Professor of Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern & President of the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research
- Prof. Francois A. Engelbrecht, Director and Professor of Climatology, Global Change Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
- Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Head of Climate Science and Impacts, Climate Analytics
- Claire Fyson, Team Lead, Mitigation Pathway Analysis, Climate Analytics
Moderator: Frances Fuller, Director of Climate Analytics Inc.