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Webinar: Climate risk and adaptation for 1.5°C global warming in Southeast Asia

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Thursday, 23 July 2020,

Thursday, July 23, 2020. 12:00 AM. Webinar: Climate risk and adaptation for 1.5°C global warming in Southeast Asia. Joy Jacqueline Pereira, IPCC. Sponsored by seadpri and ASEAN Centre for Energy. More information here.

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 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.

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