Dialogue, or Talanoa in Fijian, requires transparency: tracking progress towards the Paris goals of “balance” “well below 2°C” needs accurate accounting of both emissions and climate response. We will present the latest science on emission metrics and warming to date, plus implications for the Sustainable Development Goals and CO2 and methane policy.
Official Side Event at COP23, Bonn
Monday 13 November 15:00 to 16:30
Room: Meeting room 11, Bonn Zone
15:00 Framing statement by the Dr. Adrian Macey (Chair)
15:10 Statement by the Honourable Mr. Tshekedi Khama
15:20 Monitoring progress towards long-term temperature goals by Professor Myles Allen
15:30 Placing emissons of different greenhouse gases on a common scale by Professor Keith Shine
15:50 Metric choices for calculations of “greenhouse gas balance” in the Paris Agreement by Dr. Jan Fuglestvedt
15:05 Talanoa and questions from the audience
Read the University of Oxford's briefing paper for the article New use of global warming potentials to compare cumulative and short-lived climate pollutants in Nature Climate Change.
Watch a recording of the side event:
About the speakers
Honourable Mr. Tshekedi Khama is Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism - Botswana
Professor Keith Shine is Regius Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK. His research interests include the Earth's radiation budget, radiative forcing of climate change, metrics to place human emissions on a common climate-equivalent scale, and links between aviation and climate change.
Dr. Jan Fuglestvedt is Research Director at CICERO Center for International Climate Research. His research focuses on atmospheric chemistry and climate interactions, modelling of atmospheric and climatic impacts of different human activities.
Professor Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford and Head of the Climate Dynamics Group in the University's Department of Physics. His research focuses on how human and natural influences on climate contribute to observed climate change.
Dr Adrian Macey is Adjunct Professor at the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington. He was New Zealand’s first climate change ambassador, from 2006-2010, responsible for international climate change negotiations, coordination of international policy and domestic outreach. In June 2010, he was elected Vice Chair of the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol negotiations, and then served as Chair for 2011. His research interests are climate policy, the science-policy connections, and global governance.