18 October 2018
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Austrian Launch of IPCC’s report on 1.5 °C Global Warming

Informing the Talanoa dialogue

© Ulrich Willmänder | dreamstime

© Ulrich Willmänder | dreamstime

Following the release of IPCC’s report on 1.5 °C , the Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA) with the Ministry for the Environment (BMNT) and Education (BMBWF) is holding the Austrian launch event for the 1.5 °C Global Warming Special Report. IIASA researchers Keywan Riahi and Reinhard Mechler will give the keynotes to introduce key findings of the report.

The event will be held in dialogue format with authors of the report, other researchers and representatives from administration, private sector, and the public throughout.

Building on the keynotes and comments by Austrian colleagues, group discussions will follow to inform debate. Key findings for the dialogue will be summarized as a contribution of Austria to the Talanoa Dialogue.

Key questions tackled will be

  • Is the Paris target of 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperature still achievable
    at all?
  • What are risks today, at 1.5°C and 2°C of warming?
  • What does it take in terms of mitigation and adaptation?
  • What are synergies between mitigation, adaptation and the
     Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
  • What are targeted interventions, key enablers of transitions and transformations and ways of engagement, incl. communication and inclusive partnerships

UNFCCC’S Talanoa dialogue

Talanoa is a traditional word used in Fiji and across the Pacific to reflect a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue. The purpose of Talanoa is to share stories, build empathy and to make wise decisions for the collective good. The Conference of the Parties to the Climate Convention, by its decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 20, decided to convene a facilitative dialogue among Parties in 2018 to take stock of the collective efforts of Parties in relation to progress towards the long-term goal of the Agreement and to inform the preparation of nationally determined contributions pursuant to Article 4, paragraph 8, of the Agreement. An online platform facilitates access to all inputs of the Talanoa Dialogue, which will also inform the collective stock-take of Parties.



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CONTACT DETAILS

Reinhard Mechler

Deputy Program Director

Risk and Resilience

T +43(0) 2236 807 313

Keywan Riahi

Program Director

Energy

T +43(0) 2236 807 491

PUBLICATIONS

Mechler R, Bower L, Linnerooth-Bayer J, Schinko T, & Surmiski S (2019). Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Principles and Policy Options. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-72026-5

Rogelj J, Shindell D, Jiang K, Fifita S, Forster P, Ginzburg V, Handa C, Kheshgi H, et al. (2018). Chapter 2: Mitigation pathways compatible with 1.5°C in the context of sustainable development. In: Global Warming of 1.5 °C an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

de Coninck H, Revi A, Babiker M, Bertoldi P, Buckeridge M, Cartwright A, Dong W, Ford J, et al. (2018). Chapter 4: Strengthening and implementing the global response. In: Global Warming of 1.5 °C an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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