Climate Analytics’ Talanoa Dialogue inputs

Climate Analytics and the Climate Action Tracker inputs to the Talanoa Dialogue summarise the latest science around the 1.5°C limit, evaluate the gap between the current levels of climate action and emissions reductions needed under the Paris Agreement, and outline the necessary steps in key sectors to get us there.

Date23 April 2018

As part of the Paris Agreement, governments agreed to take stock of climate action progress toward meeting the objectives of the Agreement – limit human-induced global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century. This stocktaking process – referred to as the Talanoa Dialogue – started in January 2018, inviting inputs from governments, negotiating groups and non-party stakeholders.

The inputs, gathered via an online platform, are meant to address the three questions envisioned to inform the dialogue: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

Climate Analytics’ submission to the Talanoa Dialogue summarises the latest scientific findings relating to the 1.5°C limit. It outlines what climate impacts are being experienced around the globe at the current level of warming of around 1°C, such as extreme weather events, more intense tropical cyclones, impacts on oceans systems and health. It also discusses the benefits of the 1.5°C limit in terms of avoided impacts, especially on the most vulnerable communities, and what is needed to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Our analysts also helped to prepare a submission from the Climate Action Tracker, which takes a look at the gap between the current level of climate action and the emissions reductions needed to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement, and outlines concrete short-term steps all key sectors – like power, industry, transport or agriculture – could undertake to get onto a 1.5°C pathway.

The overview of the inputs to the Talanoa Dialogue from governments and non-governmental observers is available here.