The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Climate Futures Initiative and Simon Fraser University‚Äôs Faculty of Environment are pleased to introduce the Climate Futures Series: The SCIENCE, the IMPACTS and SOLUTIONS to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees.

This series will explore the science, impacts and solutions associated with limiting warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels through talks and discussions. In the SCIENCE presentation we will examine where we are in terms of global warming and discuss whether or not the 1.5 degrees limit is feasible from a geophysical perspective. In the IMPACTS presentation we will explore the benefits of keeping global warming to below 1.5 degrees compared to future scenarios with global warming of 2 and 4 degrees. In the SOLUTIONS session we will look at how we may achieve the 1.5 goal and what global, regional and local actions are required, considering implications for poverty eradication and sustainable development.


Kick off event: Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 degrees: What does it take & is it worth it?

with Kirsten Zickfeld, SFU Associat Professor of Geography and Lead author of the 1.5 Degrees IPCC Report and respondent Simon Donner, UBC Professor.



November 21, 2019


This talk will highlight the physical climate science findings of the recently published IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees, focusing on the question of whether it is feasible from a geophysical perspective to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.



Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Climate Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada.

january 10, 2019



Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Grantham Institute for Climate Change


Mark Jaccard

Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University

February 28, 2019



Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, and Professor in the Departments of Global Health and of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington


Stewart J. Cohen

Environment and Climate Change Canada