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The IPCC’s 1.5C Report: critical opportunities for social science to shape the future (webinar)

Date: October 12, 2016

What are the impacts of an increase in global temperatures of 1.5°C? What would 1.5°C warming mean for responding to climate change, sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty? And what kind of social science research is needed to help answer these questions?

Discuss these and other questions during an upcoming webinar on 31 October at 16:00 to 17:00 CET (15:00 – 16:00 UTC).

Join Ioan Fazey, Bronwyn Hayward, Susi Moser, Petra Tschakert and other experts from the Transformations to Sustainability community for a webinar discussion on opportunities for social science in the forthcoming Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the impacts of global warming at 1.5°C.

This webinar is hosted by the International Social Science Council’s Transformations to Sustainability programme, which  is an International Social Science Council (ISSC) contribution to Future Earth and is associated with Future Earth's Transformations Knowledge-Action Network.

The webinar will include an overview of the latest thinking on the plans for the special report, including briefings on the key chapters with relevance for social sciences, and critical opportunities for social scientists to contribute to the report’s development. Topics to be covered include the impacts of 1.5 °C, emissions pathways consistent with 1.5 °C warming, the potential for response options (mitigation and adaptation), approaches to implementing these response options, and meeting the 1.5 °C challenge in the context of Sustainable Development Goals.

Register now to join the discussion.