The 1.5 degrees international conference will take place on 21 & 22 Septermber 2016 in Oxford, UK, to bring together researchers, policy makers and members of civil society to understand the impacts of warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and assess the feasibility of meeting the challenges in the Paris Climate Agreement.
The 1.5 degrees conference will contribute to the evidence base for the Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, which the IPCC has been called upon to produce in 2018.
- Why and how did we arrive at 1.5 degrees?
- Moral questions surrounding a 1.5 degrees goal
- Impacts of 1.5 degrees: sensitivity of the Earth system
- Impacts of 1.5 degrees: damage avoided and residual damage
- Mitigation pathways to 1.5 degrees
- Societal and development implications of 1.5 degrees
- Technology options for radical emissions reduction and negative emissions
- Implications for land use and biodiversity
- Adaptation to climate change in the context of a 1.5 degrees goal
- Financing 1.5 degrees
- Governance of 1.5 degrees
- Weighing up the benefits and costs of 1.5 degrees.
The full conference programme and a call for papers will be announced during the first quarter of 2016 along with registration and event details. Scientific papers submitted to the conference will be considered for a journal special issue, to be published in time to contribute to the anticipated IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.
For more detailed information, please visit the conference website: www.1point5degrees.org.uk