Why action before 2030 matters for 1.5°C
1:15pm – 2:25pm EST
The event will open with a virtual keynote by Selwin Charles Hart – Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Climate Action and Just Transition, Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG), and will present the latest IPCC science and national and sectoral 1.5°C aligned pathways to close the 2030 emissions gap. It will highlight the importance of emission reductions in this critical decade and dispel the narrative that fossil gas is a transition fuel.
Bill Hare – Chief Executive Officer, Climate Analytics
Ambassador Conrod Hunte – Lead Negotiator for Climate Change, Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
Dr. Piers Forster – Professor of Physical Climate Change and Director of the Priestly International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds
Mariana Panuncio-Feldman – Director of Country Engagement, NDC Partnership
Moderator: Frances Fuller – Director of Climate Analytics New York
Climate Action Tracker – What is good target design and how do countries compare?
The Climate Action Tracker invites you to our virtual side event at Climate Week NYC on 21 September 2022 at 0900 EST / 1500 CEST where we will explore the elements of a good net zero target and how governments compare.
The Climate Action Tracker tracks government climate action in around 40 countries and measures it against the 1.5°C Paris Agreement limit. To evaluate government net zero targets, we have identified ten key elements to assess their scope, architecture, and transparency.
In this event, we will present our evaluation of governments’ net zero target design and outline what needs to happen between now and COP27.
The Road to Resilience: Realizing the Benefits of the Energy Transition (Dr. Tabea Lissner guest speaking)
Dr Tabea Lissner will speak at this event hosted by Rocky Mountain Institute centered on how measuring the success the energy transition extends beyond emissions reductions, particularly for most vulnerable countries. The event will take place in-person and via livestream. Register for details.