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Coastal and Marine Implications of 1.5°C Global Warming and the Future of the Paris Agreement Event

Global warming
18:00 - 20:00
8 October 2018
Charnock Lecture Theatre 104/20, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Waterfront Campus, SO14 3ZH

Event details

2015 was a monumental year for the climate change community, where policy makers came together in Paris to agree on ‘holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels’. Since then, scientists have been working hard to produce evidence for a Special Report to be released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 8th October 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

Several Southampton scientists have contributed scientific evidence towards this report, particularly on sea-level rise in coastal zones. SMMI is hosting a special seminar to recognise the importance of this report, where five Southampton scientists will present and discuss the science, contributions, and significance of their findings, in light of the important policy target of a warming of 1.5°C pre-industrial levels.

Join us to hear more about the science and then listen to a panel discussion on policy implications of the results.

Refreshments will be served from 17:30 outside the Charnock Lecture Theatre.

For catering purposes, please confirm your attendance to Abiy Kebede before Monday 1st October 2018.

For more information, please see the flyer below.

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