Our researchers at the EGU General Assembly 7-12 April

A team of Climate Analytics researchers will be presenting some of their latest research at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2019 in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019. Climate Analytics produces some of the key research on the 1.5°C limit in the Paris Agreement, and a significant number of our publications fed into the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C, which was released in October 2018.

Date08 April 2019

Dr Alexander Nauels, who specialises in the connection between sea level rise and mitigation, will present a study of the impact big emitters will have on future sea level riseif the level of emission reductions contained in their current climate pledges until 2030 (NDCs) remains unchanged.

The sea level rise commitment of Paris Agreement emission reduction pledges
Alexander Nauels, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Johannes Gütschow, and Matthias Mengel
Mon, 08 Apr, 10:00–10:15   Room 0.14 

Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, author of a number of key articles on 1.5°C and second most quoted author in the IPCC special report on 1.5°C, will present the analysis of what is behind the differences in estimates of how much carbon budget is left if warming is to be limited to 1.5°C.

Understanding the origins of the differences among 1.5°C carbon budgets
Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Peter Pfleiderer, Martin Stolpe, Nathan P. Gillet, and Katarzyna Tokarska

Mon, 08 Apr, 16:27–16:29    PICO spot 5a

Dr Fahad Saeed’s research focuses on estimating climate impact differences between 1.5°C and 2°C. His research shows that limiting warming to 1.5°C would mean a significant reduction in populations experiencing heat stress in South Asia compared with 2°C.

Heat Stress exposure in South Asia at 1.5ºC and 2ºC warmer worlds;
Fahad Saeed and Carl-Friedrich Schleussner
Mon, 08 Apr, 11:13–11:15    PICO spot 1

Dr Quentin Lejeune is part of a team of researchers developing ISIpedia, a user-friendly online climate services portal of climate impact assessments from the sub continental to national level, with broad sector coverage. The portal is being developed through extensive consultations with its target audiences: climate adaptation policy makers and practitioners, regional knowledge hubs, trans- and interdisciplinary scientists including climate economists, and regional climate experts from the private sector, such as (re-)insurance companies.

Current need for climate services in West Africa: Results from the ISIpedia and CLIMAP stakeholder surveys
Quentin Lejeune, Benjamin Sultan, Philippe Roudier, Inga Menke, Ibrahima Sy, Gina Maskell, and Kaylin Lee
Fri, 12 Apr, 15:15–15:30 
   Room N1

Peter Pfleiderer’s work focuses on assessing climate data as well as impact-related extreme weather indicators on the regional and national scale.

More persistent boreal summer weather in a 2°C world
Peter Pfleiderer, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Kai Kornhuber, and Dim Coumou
Thu, 11 April 2019, 11:45–12:00    Room M1