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The Paris Agreement – where are we now?


Earlier this month, members of Bristol Green Capital Partnership came together to take part in Green Great Britain Week. The programme offered an opportunity to learn more about the implications of climate change, and what action needs to be taken to reduce emissions. This is particularly relevant to Bristol, which has committed to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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The week came soon after the recent ‘International Panel on Climate Change’ (IPCC) report, published on 8 October, which brings together the latest scientific expertise from around the globe to detail the important differences between a world that is 1.5°C warmer and a world that is 2°C warmer. The Cabot Institute Annual Lecture on 15 October responded to this report and posed a critical question: where are we with current efforts to tackle global climate change?

The event brought together over 800 people to hear from leading Cabot Institute experts in climate science, policy, and justice, Dr Jo House, Dr Dann Mitchell, Dr Alix Dietzel and Professor Tony Payne. It was both an appraisal of the findings of the recently published report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and a grounded call to climate action.

Slide IPCC report_Dr Alix Dietzel

You can read more about the lecture in this blog written by Cabot Institute member Alice Venn, a PhD Candidate in Environment, Energy & Resilience at the University of Bristol’s Law School.

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