Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees

If you missed the discussion you can watch it here!

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, the Climate Futures Initiative and SFU's Faculty of Environment hosted a talk and discussion about meeting the 1.5 degree ceiling on climate warming set at the Paris Accord in 2015.  

Presenter: Kirsten Zickfeld, A Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees and Professor of Geography, SFU
Respondent: Simon Donner, Professor of Geography, UBC
Moderator: Tim Takaro, Associate Dean, Research and Professor, Health Sciences, SFU

Under the Paris Agreement, 195 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.

Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld, a lead author of this report, 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 degrees.

Dr. Simon Donner a geography professor from UBC will then respond to the findings, offering perspectives at a local level.