20 July, 2016

Where half a degree matters: Seminars in the South Pacific Region

Climate Analytics' Tabea Lissner is at a series of events in Brisbane, Suva and Melbourne, sharing the results of our recently published study on what regional differences there would be between a global warming of 2°C and 1.5°C.

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.

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.

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