Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 degrees: What Does it Take & is it Worth it?

Wed, 10/17/2018
October 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
515 West Hastings Street, Room 1900, SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
Vancouver, BC

Join PICS and Kirsten Zickfeld on October 17 in Vancouver, BC to learn about key findings of assessing the impacts of GHG emission pathways consistent with a global warming of 1.5 degrees. 

Event Description: 
*This update to note the event will not be webcast*
Under the Paris Agreement 195 nations set a goal to limit an increase in the world's average temperature to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius while "pursuing efforts" to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. They invited the International Panel on Climate Change to assess the impacts of greenhouse gas emission pathways consistent with a global warming of 1.5 degrees and their report will be available in October.
Kirsten Zickfeld, a lead author, will share their key findings and describe the current warming relative to 1.5 degrees, the actions needed to achieve the 1.5 degree limit, and the benefits of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees compared to higher limits.
Presenter: Kirsten Zickfeld, Professor of Geography, SFU
Respondent: Simon Donner, Professor of Geography, UBC
Moderator: Tim Takaro, Associate Dean, Research and Professor, Health Sciences, SFU
This event is hosted in partnership with SFU Climate Futures Initiative and Faculty of Environment.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00