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Speakers: Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze, Dr. Oleksandr Sushchenko, Hannes Rassmann
In December 2018, politicians and scientists from around the globe met in Katowice to evaluate the status of climate change, which is broadly considered to threatening sustainability and resilience of societies around the world. The IPCC special report 15 was meant to be the key scientific input into the COP24 meeting, when the Parties of the Paris Agreement met in Poland with the central aim to keep global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to a maximum increase of 1.5°C. This is an ambitious aim acknowledging the fact that global temperatures are already rapidly approaching the 1.5°C target.
A team of social science researchers with backgrounds as different as international law, political economy and social ethnology from the German research center "UFZ" followed the COP24 meeting in Poland within the negotiation area and outside the tents to observe and analyze if and how the urgent message of the IPCC has been taken up in the Katowice agreements. At this webinar they will report on their experiences and assessments. Join us when they will tell us first-hand from the Katowice negotiations and discuss with us the impacts and implications for sustainable, resilient and healthy communities and urban development!
Your host will be Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze - a globaly renown economist working on climate change adaptation strategies in particular related to sustainable land use incentives. Reimund joined COP24 and several previous international climate change conferences and will be joined by international colleagues Dr. Oleksandr Sushchenko and Hannes Rassmann in the webinar.
The webinar will be on Dec. 20 at 14:30 - 15:45 GMT (15:30 - 16:45 Berlin | 9:30am - 10:45am Washington).