OECD to hold free web talk on how to limit global warming
The OECD is holding a free live web talk about the implications maritime transport is likely to have on a commitment by almost 200 governments to limit global warming to well below 2°C.
At the Paris climate conference in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.
Governments agreed a long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; to aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would significantly reduce risks and the impacts of climate change; on the need for global emissions to peak as soon as possible, recognising that this will take longer for developing countries; and to undertake rapid reductions thereafter in accordance with the best available science.
Maritime transport was not included in the Paris Climate Agreement, yet its CO2 emissions could reach 17% of total global emissions by 2050, the OECD says.
To set out what would be needed to help governments around the world prevent breaking the 2°C deal, Olaf Merk, ports and shipping expert of the International Transport Forum at the OECD, is holding a two-hour web talk at 12:30 EST on Wednesday.
Anyone interested in joining Merk for his talk titled ‘Shipping after #COP21… will we miss the boat?’ should register here.
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