MRC-PHE Researchers Society Presents – Climate Change: From Theory to Action
By the decade 2006-2015, approximately 20-40% of the global population experienced warming of more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in at least one season. Extreme events such as heat waves, flooding, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and droughts are increasing (and will continue to increase) in frequency, length and severity. According to the intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report (4th May 2019), human activity has led to over 1,000,000 species being threatened with extinction; only a striking 3% of marine areas being free from human pressure, and more than 500,000 species finding themselves with insufficient habitats to survive in the long-term, just to mention a few. Last October 2018, the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted the urgency of action throwing a “final call to save the world from ‘climate catastrophe’”.
ECDPM’s Sanne Thijssen will present recent findings on EU external action on climate change, as a growing field for collaboration with middle-income and more-advanced developing countries.