Following the decision by President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, states, cities and businesses in the U.S and internationally, strongly reaffirmed their commitment to bold climate action.
This is a very timely and encouraging development because in order to meet the Paris Agreement goal and move onto a 1.5°C pathway, climate action must accelerate significantly ahead of 2020 and non-Party actors have a crucial role to play in implementing and delivering emission reduction measures at scale and on time.
This event, co-hosted by the California Environmental Protection Agency and Climate Analytics, will take stock of how current climate action and pledges track against where we need to be in 2020, 2030 and 2050, and the necessary steps in the next decades to get onto a 1.5°C pathway, outlining concrete short-term measures that key sectors can take to make this happen.
With an engaging activity with the audience and plenty of space for questions, the event aims to highlight where the economy is heading in key areas and opportunities to sustain the momentum from Paris and support new climate action. A key milestone in 2018 will be the Global Climate Action Summit, hosted by California; this event will provide space for exchanging ideas on how to galvanise participation and enhanced ambition at the Summit.
Setting the scene– where we need to be and how we are tracking for 2020, 2030 and 2050, based on latest scientific assessments, aggregate of NDCs, and real economy tipping points and trajectory
Presentations by Dr Bill Hare (Climate Analytics), Katja Eisbrenner (Ecofys), Dr Niklas Höhne (NewClimate Institute), and Helen Mountford (WRI / New Climate Economy)
Overview of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit - State of California
Audience activity – participants are invited to discuss in smaller groups what analytical inputs would be needed for the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, what would ensure that it has the desired political impact, and how best to mobilise civil society engagement around the Summit.
The event will be moderated by Mr Andrew Higham, CEO of Mission 2020.