Outreach Event on IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C: Significance and Implications for Africa

Event
  • DATE / TIME:
    2019•07•25    09:00 - 17:00
    Location:
    Accra

    Outreach Event on The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C: Significance and Implications for Africa, an event co-convened by the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the African Academy of Science (AAS), in collaboration with the University of Ghana will be held as follows:

    Date: 25 to 26 July, 2019

    Time: Starting 9.00 each day

    Venue: Law School, University of Ghana (25 July); Noguchi Memorial Institute Conference Room, University of Ghana (26 July).

    The event will bring together lead researchers of the IPCC and targeted stakeholder groups to critically examine the IPCC 1.5 report in relation to Africa, specifically with respect to the pace and scale of climate action.

    In addition to a plenary, there will be dedicated sessions for parliamentarians, students and the media aimed at fostering an in-depth understanding of the IPCC 1.5 report, why it matters for Africa, and Ghana in particular.

    Presentations and ensuing conversations, to be led by senior officials of the IPCC and other leading African scientists, will seek to foster and improve understanding of climate change, related terms and concepts, as well as examine and explain the IPCC 1.5 report to make it accessible to stakeholders to enhance ownership and responsibility for recommendations. Specific event objectives include the following:

    • Share highlights of the report as it relates to Africa, and Ghana in particular
    • Democratize the report, breaking down complex concepts and terms to make the report accessible to stakeholders to enhance ownership and responsibility for recommendations
    • Advocate and strengthen capacity for climate action and the NDCs.

    The event will feature special guests including the Chair and Vice Chair of the IPCC, leadership of the African Academy of Science, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, among others.

    More details coming soon.