2020: The necessary, desirable and achievable turning point to safeguard our climate
Former President of Ireland
Former United Nations
High Commissioner for Human Rights
Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
John Schellnhuber Director
PIK – Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research
Mr. Johan Rockström
Stockholm Resilience Centre
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Professor of Energy and Climate Change
Tyndall Centre, School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester
A seminar at the UN climate negotiations, COP23, organized by CEMUS, Uppsala University and Stockholm Resilience Centre in collaboration with Mission 2020 & the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
If global CO2 emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, or even remain level, the temperature commitments set in Paris and the Sustainable Development Goals the world agreed to in 2015 become unattainable.
On Tuesday, a panel of top experts will outline the unprecedented pace and scale of emissions reductions necessary to meet the Paris Agreement, and offer different interpretations of how the colossal mitigation challenge may yet be met. We’ll hear about the pathways to succeed, why climate change matters for everybody and how we all have agency to catalyse change.