07 November 2016 - 18 November 2016
This year's annual climate meeting has been designated "The COP of Action," following the adoption of ambitious climate targets with a binding agreement at last year's Paris meeting.
IIASA research includes recent studies of how to reach the ambitious 1.5 and 2-degree targets set last year; research to support the national action plans, or INDCs that underlie the agreement; and the loss and damage mechanism which was designed to help victims of climate change impacts.
At COP22, the annual climate negotiation conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), IIASA researchers will participate in several side events aimed at providing their expertise to policymakers. COP22 website
IIASA researchers taking part in COP22 and related events include: Florian Kraxner, Volker Krey, Reinhard Mechler, Michael Obersteiner, Pallav Purohit, Keywan Riahi, Joeri Rogelj
7 November - COP22 Side Event
Perspectives and Options on Loss and Damage
What would an inclusive framework to address loss and damage look like? The issue of loss and damage has gained enormous traction in international climate policy. However there is a lack of promising options for moving forward. This session aims to provide some clarification and debate of the challenges to inform and support policy options. IIASA researcher Reinhard Mechler will participate in this session, co-organized by Practical Action.
7 November, 15:00-16:30
Observer Room 8
8 November - COP22 Side Event
The Emissions Gap Report 2016 – the emissions gap and opportunities for bridging it
The UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2016 assesses the latest scientific studies on the emissions gap and how it can be bridged. This side event will present the report with a team of internationally renowned experts, and include a Q&A with the audience. IIASA researcher Joeri Rogelj will participate in this event. More
8 November, 10:30-12:00
8 November - COP22 Side Event
NDCs and beyond: Global and national challenges in implementation and raising of ambition
Leading scientists and modellers present their latest findings on the potential of global ND pledges to close the global emissions gap to well below 2°C or 1.5°C, options for raising ambition, the modelling of mitigation policies within a national policy context, and the importance of the land use sector. IIASA researcher Joeri Rogelj will participate. More
Tuesday, 8 November 2016 16.30 -19.30
EU Pavilion, Area D, Blue Zone
11 November - COP22 Side Event
Long term strategies: How to achieve long-term transitions towards full decarbonization
The International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) brings together researchers from both developing and developed countries to consider options related to decarbonisation and low-carbon development pathways. Research results will be presented by leading researchers and discussed by a panel of policy and science experts. IIASA researcher Luis Gomez Echeverri
11 November, 15:00-17:30
12 November - COP22 Side Event
Climate change and health in Indian cities: Modeling the impacts of heat and air pollution and potential co benefits from mitigation and adaptation.
Indian cities rank high in air pollution at the global scale; for PM2.5 which is associated with serious health impacts. Managing future air quality in Indian cities requires measures that also reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This session aims to highlight co-benefits of air pollution prevention strategies in Indian cities. IIASA researcher Pallav Purohit will participate in this session organized by the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Climate Change.
12 November, 14:00-15:00
Expert group meeting on the sustainable development goal 7 and its role in mitigating impacts from climate change
IIASA researcher Luis Gomez Echeverri will participate in this event organized by the Division for Sustainable Development of UNDESA, in cooperation with UNDP Morocco and UN-Energy
13 November – 14 November 2016
Mogador Express GUELIZ
Emissions Gap Report 2016 - The emissions gap and options for bridging it
The UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2016 assesses the latest scientific studies on the emissions gap, and how it can be bridged with particular attention to energy efficiency and links to the SDGs. At this side event, the report is presented, followed by an open panel discussion involving the audience. IIASA researcher Joeri Rogelj, who contributed to the report, will participate.
14 November, 13:15-14:45
Low Emissions Solutions Conference
IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management researchers Florian Kraxner and Michael Obersteiner will participate in this three-day conference, aimed at problem solving, brainstorming, and global co-creation to inform nations about the latest technology developments. It will bring together technical experts and world-leading scientists, engineers and innovators from business, academia, and cities, to share knowledge, exchange information, identify bottlenecks, discuss best practices, and prioritize future research in order to set common technological trajectories for a decarbonized economy as well as the transformations necessary in each sector. More information.
17 November - COP22 Side Event
Research for Climate Action launch event
Research for Climate Action is a global partnership linking research institutions and decision makers for effective climate action, in which IIASA is a partner. The consortium will be officially launched at this event. More
17 November, 12:00-13:00
Gulf Cooperation Council Pavilion, Blue Zone, Bab Ighli
17 November - COP22 Side Event
Ratcheting up NDCs: Consistent national roadmaps towards the global objective of 1.5C and 2C
Based on a collaboration of 18 institutes from Europe, Asia and the Americas, viable strategies for ratcheting up the NDCs, and their implications for sustainable development (SDGs) are presented. Specifically, we compare the effort across key countries, such as the EU, China, Brazil and India. This side event is co-organized with the Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats (ADaRSH). IIASA researchers Volker Krey and Keywan Riahi will take part.
IIASA research shows the way forward on climate change
Recent IIASA research looks at national action plans on climate change, the role of land use in climate mitigation, as well as what would be needed globally to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees C.
The Paris Agreement on climate change goes into effect today, but while the agreement set ambitious targets for tackling climate change, scientists say there is a long way to go to achieve it. Research suggests pathways to get the world on track. More
The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage—but how exactly it will work remains unclear. New IIASA research lends insight to policymakers on how to move forward. More
A new study finds that climate policies that fail to take into account interlinkages and trade-offs could hamper progress on other sustainable development goals. However, energy efficiency improvements can reap synergies between the goals. More
Last edited: 15 November 2016
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