IAMC Webinar: Scientific Working Group (SWG) on National Scenarios
The Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) invites you to join a webinar on
SWG on National Scenarios – Progress and Open Call
Tuesday 30 January 2024, 15:00 CET
Abstract: The architecture of the Paris Agreement combines bottom-up, country driven processes based on individual Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) with top-down global stocktake (GST). Every five years, starting in 2028, each GST will evaluate the implementation of the Paris Agreement to assess collective progress towards achieving its purpose and long-term goals in terms of mitigation and adaptation. The stocktake will also inform each of the nations to update and enhance their individual NDCs. The GST will be informed by best available science (though IPCC and other sources). The current pledges are on track for a temperature rise of 2.4-2.6°C by the end of this century. The updated NDCs, with Long Term Strategies (LTS) and Net Zero targets, only reduce less than one percent of projected 2030 global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), although 45 percent is required to limit the rise in temperature to 1.5°C. In the first study, we would like to build on the work compiled in IPCC WGIII AR6 Chapter 4 (mitigation and development pathways in the near and medium term). This webinar will provide details on the progress made by the SWG and details about the open call.
The speaker is Saritha Sudharmma Vishwanathan, Assistant Professor, Kyoto University (KU), Visiting Researcher, Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad (IIMA) and IAM COMPACT colleague.
Webinar participation is free of charge and open to all. Each session will last approximately 60 minutes with a 45′ presentation and 15′ for Q&As. Webinar recordings and other shared material will be available on the IAMC website.