10. Going Beyond 2°C of Global Warming?

Going Beyond 2°C of Global Warming? Exploring the Scientific, Societal and Governance Challenges

Wednesday 28 March 2012 - Challenges to Progress, 10:30

Room 13

Chaired by Andrew Jordan

Convenors: Andrew Jordan, Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia; Corinne Le Quere, Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia

What are the implications of going beyond 2°C? For some, such a debate starts from the belief that staying within 2°C is already very difficult. Yet the policy and governance implications of committing to higher impacts have still not been well debated. Does it imply mitigating and adapting at the same time? Or should other metrics of danger be adopted?

2°C or not 2°C?

Dr. C. Guivarch1; Dr. S. Hallegatte1; 1Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement, France 2Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie, Météo-France, France

A fair and equitable Human Development Framework for CO2 Reductions

Prof. J. Kropp1; Mr. L. Costa1; Dr. D. Rybski1; 1Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

Risk of severe and inequitable impacts at 2°C and beyond

Dr. D. Gerten1; Dr. K. Frieler1; Mr. J. Heinke1; Prof. W. Lucht1; Mr. S. Ostberg1; Dr. R. Warren2; 1Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany 2University of East Anglia, UK

Mainstreaming is not enough to adapt to greater levels of global environmental change

Dr. A. Ash1; Dr. M. Stafford Smith1; 1CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship, Australia

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