REMEMBER. June 1st 15h. Side Event: RCP2.6-MCJ IPCC MITIGATION UNDER CLIMATE JUSTICE PER CAPITA & RESURBE PROGRAM

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Let us announce and specially invite you to the following side event in Bonn UNFCCC (ADP 2-9):

 

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 / 15:00-16:30h / Room: Berlin

 

1st PART (15:00-16:05h)

 

QUANTIFIED PROPOSAL – BASED ON CRITERIA OF CLIMATE JUSTICE PER CAPITA – OF THE DISTRIBUTION AMONG THE UNFCCC STATE PARTIES OF THE EMISSIONS MITIGATION GLOBAL OBJECTIVE DEFINED BY SCENARIO RCP2.6 OF THE IPCC’SAR5

 

Martin Khor (South Centre Director):     WHY THIS PROPOSAL IS INTERESTING?

Josep Xercavins & Olga Alcaraz (professors UPC):  PROPOSAL PRESENTATION

                                                                                                                         Open debate!

 

[…] the major obstacle in international negotiations on climate change is, and always has been, reaching an agreement on how much each state party of the UNFCCC  should contribute to the immense efforts (which are both essential and imminent) to reduce GHG emissions, particularly CO2 […]

 

[…] we wanted put forward a proposal that, developed around strong and clear criteria, could offer results within this framework, and which would be able to help the international community to achieve a much-needed positive final agreement at Paris 2015

 

And we know now that: “In order to achieve the objective/assumption of not exceeding a 2°C rise in surface temperature […], from all the RCP’s (Representative Concentration Pathways) considered, only one of them have a “likely” probability to achieve the objective: the RCP2.6 of IPCC’s AR5”.

 

[…] the most important element of RCP2.6 is not so much its trajectory over time, but rather the surface that it defines (and which many other trajectories could define), and which represent the exact global carbon budget that can still be released into the atmosphere in accordance with the criterion of not exceeding an increase of 2°C of the Earth’s surface temperature, when compared with that of the pre-industrial era: approximately 1000GtCO2. […]

 

The main result of applying our MCJ model is determining the quantified distribution of possible future emissions for each of the state parties if we attend to the criterion of climate justice per capita that has been accepted, developed and computerised.

 

So, in summary, we talk about:

 

THE CARBON BUDGETS THAT WILL PREVENT THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF THE EARTH’S

SURFACE FROM INCREASING BY

MORE THAN 2°C WHEN COMPARED

WITH THE TEMPERATURE OF

THE PRE-INDUSTRIAL

ERA

 

JOSEP XERCAVINS & OLGA ALCARAZ (PROFESSORS UPC -TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA)

 

PS: a print copy of the “Proposal book” will be available for assistants to the side event!

 

 

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 / 15:00-16:30h / Room: Berlin

 

2nd PART (16:05 – 16-30h)

 

RESURBE Program on Urban Resilience Adaptation and Mitigation

 

RESURBE Program Presentation

Nicola Tollin, Executive Director, RESURBE Program

University of Bradford and Technical University of Catalunya

Dan Lewis, Chief City, Resilience Profiling Program

UNHABITAT

 

RESURBE program aims to realize research, capacity building and urban development projects worldwide, as well as to support informed policy making, on urban resilience and climate change adaptation/mitigation adopting a participatory community development approach.

RESURBE program operates through an interdisciplinary and international platform, facilitating knowledge co-creation and exchange between local and regional governments, universities and research centres, international organizations and other stakeholders.

RESURBE Program leaflet

 

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