The IPCC's (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) special report on 1.5 degrees Celsius is clear – global CO2 emissions must reach net zero around 2050, requiring rapid and wide-ranging system changes. This side event looks at plans and options for increasing mitigation actions in Europe and beyond.
The first part of the event will assess the compatibility of the European Commission's draft strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emission reductions with the IPCC report.
The second part will look at options for countries outside of Europe to increase their mitigation actions in the short term in light of the upcoming global stocktake and new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) cycle, to build a path towards decarbonisation in the long-term.
A key focus of the discussion will be how to overcome challenges associated with implementing mitigation actions, including through international support. Researchers will present analyses of mitigation opportunities in Colombia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Morocco, Peru, and Vietnam.
Speakers: Wendel Trio (CAN-Europe), Researcher on IPCC, Hanna Wang-Helmreich (Wuppertal Institute), Lisa Luna (NewClimate Institute), Kakhaberi Mdivani (Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia), Respondent from EU commission.
The side event will take place at 3 December 2018 from 10pm to 12pm in the EU Pavilion. Further information about side events and COP24 can be found under the links below.