In August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched the first part of its periodical Sixth Assessment Report or AR6 to assess the state of the world’s climate. The UN’s top post, Antonio Guterres, called it, “a code red for humanity”. Besides stark and stunning sets of information that wake people up to the climate reality and its impacts that could last for centuries, the report has also painted a shocking picture on the rising temperature, pointing that if nothing is done the world could pass the 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold in the next 20 years!
According to the UNFCCC’s latest update on the voluntary cuts on GHGs known as Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs, the world is still on a catastrophic pathway to 2.4C by the end of this century. To limit the rise to 1.5C, a 45 per cent cut in emissions is needed by 2030 and zero emissions by 2050. The commitments by countries to date, the organisation noted, imply an increase of 14 per cent in GHG emissions, on a contrary. Other sticking points concern adaptation and financing, under which $ 100 billion a year for “climate action” in developing countries is needed, as well as funding for adaptation to at least 50 per cent of total public climate finance expenditure.
The adaptation costs in the developing world are estimated at around $70 billion a year, and they could rise as much as $300 billion by 2030. Countries have reached the deal at COP26 with an introduction of Glasgow Climate Pact. It remains to be seen what the implications of the pact would be like.
The Dialogue Forum, which opens a space for such critical discussion, therefore, would cordially like to invite you to explore the new deal as well as its implications for countries like Thailand at Dialogue 6 (Year 2): From Paris to Glasgow, COP 26 and Implications on Climate Policies as part of the climate forum series on 2 December 2021 from 12.15 pm-2.30 pm via Zoom.
**Please register and confirm your Zoom participation ahead of the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkc-qqrzorGtIxzUMWo5QKuQYIOvU4OKcE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
***You can also watch the event live via FB Live@ FB Page: Thai PBS, Decode, นักข่าวพลเมือง(ThaiPBS), Bangkok Tribune News, SEA-Junction, Thai SEJ (ชมรมนักข่าวสิ่งแวดล้อม)
Dialogue Forum 6: From Paris to Glasgow, COP 26 and Implications on Climate Policies
|12.15 pm||Zoom opening for participants|
|12.25 pm||Brief introduction of the forum and the topic of the forum sessions (moderators)|
|12.30 pm||Overview: COP 26 and Its Implications on Development Policies Dr.Wijarn Simachaya, Chairman of Board of Directors, Thailand Greenhouse Gases Management Organization (TGO), and President of the Thai Environment Institute (TEI) (former Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment)|
Forum Discussion: COP 26 and Implications on Climate Related Sectors
|2.00 pm||Q&A session|
|2.30 pm||Wrap-up and closing of the forum|
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