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‘The Intergenerational Call’ by Hazim Azghari for the 1.5 Degrees Conference Public Launch


Environmental Change Institute

Published on Sep 23, 2016

‘The Intergenerational Call’ by Hazim Azghari was first performed at the 1.5 Degrees Conference Public Launch, at Oxford Town Hall on 20 September 2016.

The international conference ‘1.5 Degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement’ was organised by the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, with the objective to understand the impacts of warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and assess the feasibility of meeting the challenges in the Paris Climate Agreement.

For more information and to read and watch the outputs of the conference, go to 1point5degrees.org.uk

Highlights: Day two at the 1.5C conference on climate change in Oxford | Carbon Brief

Today saw the second and final full day of the conference “1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement”, organised by the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford.

While day one largely focused on the impacts of a 1.5C warmer world and how to adapt to them, day two turned towards meeting the 1.5C goal set out in the Paris Agreement, and the implications for emissions reductions, financing, and governance.

Before we summarise the day, Carbon Brief interviewed a range of attendees on the feasibility of the 1.5C limit. See:

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1.5 Degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

1.5 Degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement

20-22 September 2016 | University of Oxford

The ambition of the 2015 Paris Agreement of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has caught the world by surprise. “Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C” represents a substantially more ambitious mitigation objective than many were expecting, and reveals a significant research gap on the nature, benefits and feasibility of a 1.5 degree world, as well as a huge policy challenge.

The 1.5 degrees conference will bring together researchers, policy makers, businesses and members of civil society to understand the impacts of warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and assess the feasibility of meeting the challenges in the Paris Climate Agreement. The conference will review the arguments behind the 1.5 degrees goal and will seek to understand how the goal is to be interpreted. It will explore the options for how a 1.5 degrees target could be achieved and evaluate the possible consequences of the goal from a wide range of perspectives.

The 1.5 degrees conference will contribute to the evidence base for the Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, which the IPCC has been called upon to produce in 2018.

For proceedings of the conference see particularly:

The Paris climate deal: origins, ambitions and implications

Environmental Change Institute

Published on Oct 21, 2016

Launching the 1.5 Degrees International Conference the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford was proud to present a special evening of keynote speeches and discussion from some of the key figures behind the historic Paris Climate Agreement on 20 September 2016. Keynote speeches were given by Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for climate negotiations, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA and IPCC scientist, and Janos Pasztor, Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change.

The evening was opened by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson and moderated by the award winning Environment Correspondent at the Financial Times, Pilita Clark. It featured a poem by Hazim Azghari, ECI MSc student and an introduction from Professor Jim Hall, Director of the ECI.

Scientists on the feasibility of the 1.5C climate change limit


Carbon Brief

Published on Sep 23, 2016

Carbon Brief asked attendees of the 1.5 degrees conference in Oxford about the feasibility of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C.

Speakers are, in order of appearance:

Prof Michael Oppenheimer – professor of geosciences and international affairs, Princeton University

Dr Stephen Cornelius – Chief advisor on climate change, WWF-UK

Prof Saiful Islam – professor of hydrology and climate change, Bangladesh University

Achim Steiner – director of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Simon Bullock – senior campaigner at Friends of the Earth

Prof Myles Allen – professor of geosystem science at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Dr Emily Shuckburgh – head of open oceans, British Antarctic Survey

Prof Piers Forster – Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds

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Scientists on the feasibility of the 1.5C climate change limit

Carbon Brief asked attendees of the 1.5 degrees conference in Oxford about the feasibility of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C.

Speakers are, in order of appearance:

Prof Pete Smith, chair in plant & soil science at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Prof Kevin Anderson, deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Dr Valérie Masson-Delmotte, senior scientist at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement and co-chair of IPCC Working Group I

Dr Joeri Rogelj, research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

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Is 1.5c possible?


Environmental Change Institute

Published on Sep 12, 2016

Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute and former IPCC report Lead Author discusses the 1.5 °C climate target, which will be the subject of a scientific conference in Oxford, 20-22 September (1point5degrees.org.uk).

Launching the 1.5 Degrees International Conference on 20 September will be an evening of keynote speeches and discussion from some of the key figures behind the historic Paris Climate Agreement, including Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for climate negotiations and Janos Pasztor, Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change.

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