Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees: What Does it Take & is it Worth it?

by Kirsten Zickfeld, Co- Author of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees and Professor of Geography, SFU

October 17, 2018

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October 17, 2018 at 7:00 - 9:00 pm


SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1900

Respondent: Simon Donner, Professor of Geography, UBC

Moderator: Tim Takaro, Associate Dean, Research and Professor,
Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU

Under the Paris Agreement 196 nations set a goal to limit an increase in the world's average temperature to "well below" 2 degrees while "pursuing efforts" to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. They invited the
International Panel on Climate Change to assess the impacts of and greenhouse gas emission pathways consistent with a global warming of 1.5 degrees and their report will be available in October.

Kirsten Zickfeld, a lead author, will share their key findings and describe the current warming relative to 1.5 degrees, the actions needed to achieve the 1.5 degree limit, and the benefits of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees compared to higher limits.

Visit to reserve your seat and join us in hearing their results!