Climate risk and adaptation for 1.5oC global warming in Southeast Asia


Please join us for the Energy-Climate Sharing Session organised by the ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT) with Professor Dr.Joy Jacqueline Pereira, the Vice-Chair of the IPCC Working Group II on the Climate risk and adaptation for 1.5oC global warming in Southeast Asia.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), anthropogenic activities have contributed to 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels. Climate-related risks are expected to increase as global warming proceeds to 1.5°C depending on the magnitude and rate of warming, geographic location, levels of development and vulnerability as well as the choices of climate actions. Countries in the tropics are projected to experience the largest impacts on economic growth due to climate change as global warming increases from 1.5°C to 2°C. The highest increases in temperature extremes and the number of hot days, as well as heavy precipitation associated with tropical cyclones, are projected for the region. The tropics will be disproportionately impacted by climate change. This makes the case for unprecedented actions for ambitious emission reduction in all sectors. The post-COVID-19 economic recovery plans offer an opportunity to enable unparalleled investment in low carbon options to limit global warming to 1.5°C.


24 Jul 2020

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