12th November 2018
IPCC 1.5ºC Special Report : Headline Messages
Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), COMSATS University Islamabad organized a very informative and interesting talk titled, “IPCC 1.5ºC Special Report : Headline Messages ”. The Talk was delivered by Dr. Muhammad Fahad Saeed, The Research Fellow, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Islamabad, Pakistan. Participants were from different universities and organizations, including International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), COMSATS university Islamabad and GCISC.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations, dedicated to providing the world with an objective, scientific view of climate change and its political and economic impacts. its reports support the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the main international treaty on climate change. The objective of the UNFCCC is to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human-induced) interference with the climate system".
The recently published IPCC report is said to be the most important report in the history of IPCC. In its decision on the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at its 21st Session in Paris invited the IPCC to provide a special report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways. This report was tabled before the parties on the 48th session of the IPCC on 1-5 October 2018 in Incheon, Republic of Korea for its final approval, and was unanimously approved by the end of the session.
Dr. Fahad Saeed participated in the approval plenary in Incheon, in capacity of scientific advisor to Least Developed Country. In his talk, he shared the first hand information about the process of IPCC as well as the key scientific message coming out of the approved 1.5ºC special report.
In the end, vote of thanks was given by Hassaan Sipra, Scientific officer, CCRD, CUI; a souvenir was presented to the guest speaker and a group picture of the participants was taken in BIC hall. Finally, the refreshments were served to participants.
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