Milestone or Missed Chance for Climate 
Roundup and analysis of the results of the Glasgow climate conference

Wuppertal Lunch - Impulses of transformative research

  • Events 24.11.2021
  • Location Online

The time for meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement is running out. This year's annual UNEP emissions gap report found that while global emissions need to be roughly halved by 2030 to maintain a good chance of keeping average global temperature increase at 1.5 degrees Celsius, current Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted up to the start of the Glasgow conference will deliver only a reduction of about 7 per cent.

The Glasgow conference was supposed to mark a major milestone in the fight against climate change, triggering a strengthening of climate action and finalising the “rulebook” of the Paris Agreement. At this Wuppertal Lunch, we will take stock of what the conference actually delivered and how further progress may be achieved. We will discuss the COP (Conference of the Parties) outcome with the following panelists:

  • Lola Vallejo, Climate Programme Director, Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)
  • Wolfgang Obergassel, Co-Head of the Research Unit Global Climate Governance, Wuppertal Institute
  • María José Sanz, Scientific Director, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) (tbc)

Hosted by Dr. Lukas Hermwille, Senior Researcher, Research Unit Global Climate Governance, Wuppertal Institute. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Wuppertal Lunch will be held virtually. The registration is possible via the link below. After registering, the participants receive a confirmation E-mail containing information about joining the Wuppertal Lunch.

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