Event Information:

  • Tue

    Is 1.5°C feasible? - Pathways for net zero GHG emissions consistent with the 1.5°C target

    Marrakech (Blue Zone, Japan Pavilion)


    Time: 3:15-4:30pm

    The Paris Agreement pursues efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, even though the 2°C target is quite ambitious. Assessment of technological and social conditions to achieve the 1.5°C target is inevitable, even as we discuss its feasibility.

    The Paris Agreement also mentions “to achieve a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this century, on the basis of equity, and in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty”. This side-event will discuss the feasibility of the net zero GHG emissions in the 1.5°C pathways on both a global and national level. The event will also kick-off a joint publication on the pathways for net zero GHG emissions consistent with the 1.5°C target.


    Introduction and Keynote presentation Mikiko Kainuma, IGES/NIES, Japan

    Jean-Charles Hourcade, CIRED, France

    Panel Discussion
    Mikiko Kainuma, IGES/NIES, Japan
    Jean-Charles Hourcade, CIRED, France
    Thomas Fink, Wuppertal Institute (WI), Germany
    Toshihiko Masui, NIES, Japan (over skype)
    Chaired by P. R. Shukla, Co-Chair, IPCC, WGIII

    Wrap-up and way forward