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North-South Alliance for the 1.5 Degree Goal

(13:30-14:30)

Can we get closer to the 1.5 degree goal through stronger alliance between the progressive forces in the North and the most vulnerable countries in the South? The event takes place at the New Nordic Climate Solutions Pavilion - Area D - DEL2, Blue Zone, COP22.

The Paris Agreement expresses clearly the ambition to limit global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees. There is a considerable gap between what the Parties until now have pledge to do for mitigating emission and what is need to achieve this goal. Lacking firm and prompt action, in few years the global average temperature could have passed the 1.5 degree limit. Can this be avoided? Which states will take the lead to fast and firm action to make it possible to achieve the 1.5 degree goal? Is it possible to build an alliance between the most progressive and willing actors in North and the more vulnerable countries in the South for advancement towards the 1.5 degree goal? And how can it be done?

All countries will be seriously affected by climate change. But some countries and regions are more vulnerable and will be more affected than others. This has and will continue to have impact on livelihoods and migration in all regions. The global community will suffer with more frequent weather related disasters and climate refugees of a magnitude that cannot be managed. How can we underpin broad understanding for the fact that everybody will be negatively affected and generate political will to take action accordingly?

 

Speakers:

   - Mr. Erik Solheim, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UNEP

   - Mr. Saber Chowdhury, MP Bangladesh, the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

   - Ms. Matilda Ernkrans, MP, Committee Chair, Swedish Parliament

The discussion will be moderated by Mr. Steen Gade, former MP from Denmark. 

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