On 15 October 2018, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is hosting IPCC 1.5°C report: What are the main messages and EU policy implications? in Brussels, Belgium.
The Paris Agreement officially entered into force on 4 November 2016 and aims to pursue "efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels”.
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agreed in early 2016 in Nairobi on a timeframe for its next major series of climate reports – including a special report in 2018 on the ramifications of a 1.5°C increase in global temperatures above pre-industrial levels.
The IPCC has responded to this “temperature goal” by working on a special report on "Global warming of 1.5°C" that has been adopted by Governments recently. This report attempts to put in perspective, through the most recent scientific literature, the impacts of a 1.5°C world and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways to get us there.
What policy implications does the 1.5°C target have, both globally and for the European Unions (EU) climate policy? How will it affect the new EU Long Term Climate Strategy, currently being developed by the European Commission, and how might it affect the potential enhancement of the EU’s Nationally Determined Contributions?
During this meeting, the IPCC 1.5°C report will be presented and the policy implications discussed in a roundtable setting with policymakers and stakeholders.