Planetary warming: is a 1.5 degree target achievable?

This is a joint lecture with The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health at the Oxford Martin School

Under the Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, 197 countries agreed to limit the rise in global average temperature to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. On 8 October the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will present its special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Professor Myles Allen, one of the report’s lead authors and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Climate Pollutants, will discuss the findings of the paper and the implication this has on the implementation of the Paris Agreement.