Keeping 1.5°C in reach in order to avoid the crossing of tipping points in the climate system

09 June 2022, 18:30 – 20:00
Room Berlin, World Conference Center Bonn

Climate Analytics presentation

Joint side event of Climate Analytics and the Government of Switzerland at the 56th Session of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies

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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.