The ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”.
In this context, the Paris Agreement sets a long-term temperature goal of holding the global average temperature increase to well below 2 °C, and pursuing efforts to limit this to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. While discussions around these temperature limits have been on-going for years, assessments of the implications of such levels of global temperature increase is still limited.
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CA_Latest</a> kicks off our latest seminar talking adaptation in the Pacific where 1.5°C is critical <a href="https://t.co/m6J4cXlcbk">pic.twitter.com/m6J4cXlcbk</a></p>— ClimateEnergyCollege (ClimateCollege) August 3, 2016
In this talk, Tabea Lissner presents results of a recent study lead by Climate Analytics on regionally differentiated analysis on impact shifts between these levels of warming for a range of impact indicators.
The study shows a discernible difference between the two warming levels on the regional level and results indicate that tropical regions will bear the brunt of impacts.Seminars are held at