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COP24 Side Event

6 December 2018

Increasing Ambition in the Low Carbon Transition

Challenges and Implications of the 1.5°C and 2°C Targets

Tuesday 6 November 2018

14:30 – 16:30

EU Pavilion (Room Brussels)


This side events aims to provide answers to a number of key questions on how to reach the goal of the Paris Agreement:

  1.  What impacts will arise from a global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C and which impacts will be avoided if warming is kept below 1.5°C?
  2.  What it really takes to Increase pre-2030 Ambition from Global, EU and National Level Perspectives?
  3.  What are the implications across different sectors and applications?
  4.  What are the opportunities for decarbonising Poland?
  5. What are the main challenges in implementing sustainable energy plans at regional and local level?

The event will cover a review of current NDCs, investigate innovation dynamics in low-transition pathways, seek awareness raising and support opportunities for public authorities (with focus on Poland).

The side event is held in conjunction with the European Commissions’ EASME, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the University of Leeds, Potsdam PIK, and WWF Poland. Questions will be answered using evidence from Horizon2020 and LIFE funded projects: CRESCENDO, COP21 RIPPLES, TRANSRISK, WZROST and PUBLENEF.

The agenda is available to download. Further information will also be announced on the EU Pavilion website.