Emerging Climate Risks and what will it take to limit global warming to 2°C?

Limiting global warming to well below 2°C requires unprecedented societal transformation, including a technology revolution and effective negative emission technologies.


This side event will take place from 8:00 – 9:00 local time in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – World Meteorological Organization – UK Met Office (IPCC-WMO-UKMO) Pavilion at COP26 at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, UK. Speakers will discuss the risks and consequences of breaching 1.5oC, and possible transformation pathways to guide decision-makers. 

The event will feature keynote talks from:

Valerie Masson-Delmotte


Photo by IISD/ENB | Diego Noguera

Detlef Stammer

(World Climate Research Programme)

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Johan Rockstrom

Johan Rockström

(Future Earth)

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Peter Gluckman

(International Science Council)

Followed by a panel discussion involving Helen Cleugh, Gabi Hegerl, Regina Rodrigues, Bruce Hewitson and Greg Flato from WCRP, representatives from Future Earth and the keynote speakers. 

This event will be streamed live at:

Photo: Fi Bell on Unsplash


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