Overshooting 1.5°C: the latest science on the risks and action needed

Date: Friday 8 September 20223
Time: 11.00 – 12.00 EST | 17.00 – 18.00 CEST

Climate action is accelerating, but greenhouse gas emissions are yet to peak. Our efforts peak global emissions in the next few years and then rapidly reduce these in the coming years will be decisive for our ability to limit warming to 1.5°C.

The paths to get there are numerous – but as emissions rise, the more likely it is we will have to temporarily overshoot 1.5°C before being able bringing temperatures back below 1.5°C by the end of the century. The more substantial this overshoot period is, the more likely some climate impacts will become irreversible and/or tipping points crossed.

This webinar, hosted by the Horizon Europe project looking at climate overshoot (PROVIDE), will feature presentations and expert discussion on what the latest science suggests overshoot of 1.5°C could look like, what the implications are for our planet and societies, and how this should inform climate action today.

Implications for the speed of emissions reductions, impacts and adaptation efforts, loss and damage will all be touched on, as well as expert views on untested technologies such as solar geoengineering.


Prof. Dr. Sabine Fuss, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
Prof. Dr. Joeri Rogelj, the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
Dr. Benjamin Sanderson, Center for International Climate Research
Kaisa Kosonen, Greenpeace International
Dr. Philippe Tulkens, Head of Unit “Climate and Planetary Boundaries” in the Research and Innovation Directorate General of the European Commission


Prof. Dr. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Climate Analytics

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