Date and time: 3 November 2021 from 9:30-10:30 GMT.
This event, 50% Reductions by 2030 for 1.5°C: No Negotiating with the World’s Ice, is co-hosted by WWF's Arctic Programme.
Global impacts not just in, but from the cryosphere – sea-level rise, water resource loss from disappearing glaciers and snowpack, permafrost carbon emissions – mean that an overshoot of the 1.5°C Paris goal will lead to unacceptable loss and damage.
But some countries have legislated ways to meet that goal. Come hear how these countries have done this, and the motivation for ambition and urgency to limit warming to within 1.5°C.
Moderator: Pam Pearson, Director, International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)
- Martin Sommerkorn, IPCC SROCC Coordinating Lead Author; Head of Conservation, WWF Arctic Programme
- Joeri Rogelj, Imperial College London, IPCC AR6 WG1 Lead Author, SR1.5 Coordinating Lead Author, AR5 Coordinating Lead Author
- Ryan Wilson, Climate Analytics
- Governmental officer, Scotland (TBD)
Recently released: The State of the Cryosphere Report 2021
WWF's Arctic Programme is looking for a Senior Specialist, Sustainable Development. The deadline to apply is November 11, 2021.
Despite simmering geopolitical tensions, all Arctic states and Indigenous Peoples’ representatives acknowledged today the enormous threat of climate change to the region’s nature and people. In the Arctic Council’s Ministerial Declaration, Foreign Ministers also called upon member and observer states to scale up their commitments to the Paris Agreement goal of keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees.