UNFCCC-COP25 Side Event (LCS-RNet)

Can “our” long-term strategies make 1.5°C societies a reality?

15:45-17:15, Friday, 6 December 2019

In response to the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, the UK government requested the Climate Change Commission to advise on achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions. France has set up an independent High Council on Climate to advise the government on climate policies. The European Commission published a report, “A Clean Planet for All”, which set out a path to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Although some progress has been made towards decarbonisation, there are still gaps between current targets and the global target for decarbonisation. In this side event, we will discuss barriers and challenges for decarbonisation by learning about on-going planning activities and implementation processes. The outputs will provide useful information for developing long-term strategies and planning implementation processes for achieving the goals.

Speakers (Tentative):

- Mikiko Kainuma, Senior Research Advisor, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
- Jim Skea, Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group III 
- Kentaro Tamura, Programme Director, Climate and Energy Area, IGES

Panelists (Tentative):

- Rizaldi Boer, Executive Director, Center for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management, Bogor Agricultural University
- Ho Chin Siong, Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
- Jean-Charles Hourcade, Center for International Research on Environment and Development (CIRED)
- Sergio la Motta, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)
- Wolfgang Obergassel, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (WI)
- Hans-Jörn Weddige, Group Coordinator Energy, Environment and Climate Policies, thyssenkrupp AG, Germany


Event Details

15:45-17:15, Friday, 6 December 2019

COP25 Japan Pavilion

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)