While day one largely focused on the impacts of a 1.5C warmer world and how to adapt to them, day two turned towards meeting the 1.5C goal set out in the Paris Agreement, and the implications for emissions reductions, financing, and governance.
Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C has long been the goal of developing countries and those most at risk from climate change. Since becoming enshrined in the Paris Agreement last December, the 1.5C goal has come under increased scrutiny and examination.
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Permanent representatative of Nauru to the United Nations Ambassador Marlene Moses and former IPCC chair Robert Watson defend the international goal to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius.
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Satellite observations show that West Antarctica's ice has now entered a state of "unstoppable collapse". But it is still within our control to limit the degree of ice melt and sea level rise, says Anders Levermann.
Volker Blandow, head of e-mobility at TÜV SÜD AG, looks at e-mobility in Asia, questioning its viability while addressing the greatest challenges around the widespread adoption of electric powered vehicles.
In early March 2014, China's important yearly political consultation began, followed by the annual parliamentary sessions, known as Lianghui. Timed to coincide with these sessions, this new briefing interprets outcomes ...