CONSTRAIN took part in several events at the COP26 climate summit, covering topics from climate model emulators and the role they played in the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) through our chances of staying within 1.5°C of warming, to a look at the upcoming 2023 Global Stocktake. Catch up on our key events below.
Democratising climate science: how climate model emulators add robustness and relevance to IPCC AR6
This event sheds light on the future climate evidence needed for effective mitigation and adaptation policy, showcasing the success of climate model emulators for translating science into policy, using IPCC AR6 as a prime example. It looks to the future where these simple modelling can be better democratised and made more relevant to adaptation needs, and provides bang up-to-date evidence on how COP26 ambitions will benefit future climate.
1.5°C: where are we now, where are we headed, what are the risks?
This event presents the 2021 rebound in carbon emissions from the Global Carbon Project and considers: What does this mean for 1.5°C ambition? What are the impacts and risks of continued warming? How can we build greater resilience to those risks?
Keeping 1.5°C alive How can we pull back from the brink?
The goal of keeping warming to 1.5°C has captured hearts and minds but could still slip from our grasp. To thrive in an equitable and just way, we need to keep the goal alive. This event sets out the current state of play and what is needed on key fronts: NDCs, finance, nature, energy and non-state actors.
Ensuring an effective Global Stocktake: what role for civil society & the climate science community?
Panelists discussed how civil society and climate scientists can contribute to an effective Global Stocktake (GST), with inputs from the Independent Global Stocktake on non-party contributions to the GST; from EU climate researchers on how climate science can support the GST & net zero strategies; and from C2ES introducing their new GST project.