On the invitation of the Least Developed Country Experts Group (LEG), Climate Analytics’ Olivia Serdeczny contributed a keynote presentation at the annual National Adaptation Plan Expo, 11-15 July in Bonn, Germany.
Olivia’s presentation on the latest science on climate impacts provided a framing and general idea of climate risks, to set the direction of thinking about climate risks in the context of adaptation planning. It included the projected climate impacts at different levels of global warming from the recent World Bank Turn Down the Heat report series, written by Climate Analytics and the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK).
The presentation also included the results from a new study on the differences in climate impacts at 1.5°C and 2°C of warming and briefly discussed the concepts of atmospheric blocking events and tipping points.
The theme of this year’s expo, the fourth in the series, was Advancing National Adaptation Plans post-Paris.
The four-day expo included keynotes on latest science and approaches on climate change adaptation, presentations from developing and developed countries and relevant experts on experiences, best practices and lessons learned, and information from relevant bodies, organisations and agencies on support for the formulation and implementation of NAPs.
You can download the presentation slides here.